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skinner 08-31-2013 04:45 PM

Headphones / Speaker advice
I would to have a sound system such that I can connect my Ipod and play it through speakers but also be able to listen on headphones at the same time. Can anybody make any recommendations on the best way to do this? Maybe a small PA system is the best option?

bobdadruma 08-31-2013 05:58 PM

Re: Headphones / Speaker advice
I use a Fender Passport 500 Pro in my home studio. I leave it set up and ready to plug into.
It is also great when singers come over to jam.
I also use a Nady PM200A powered monitor as a personal monitor.
I connect it to the 'stereo out" plug on the Passport and use it as a stage monitor or I play my iPod right into the Nady.
See links below.


skinner 09-01-2013 12:53 AM

Re: Headphones / Speaker advice
Thanks for the reply. I was considering a Fender Passport. Could I play my Ipod through the speakers and then at the same time use headphones? Would I just plug the headphones into the stereo out on the Passport? I thought that maybe I could do this but I was reading on the Fender forums where somebody said they had trouble with this. They said that they could barely hear the sound in the headphones.

bobdadruma 09-01-2013 01:38 AM

Re: Headphones / Speaker advice
You would need a headphone amp. They are small and inexpensive. They can handle multiple sets of phones.
I own this one by Rolls. http://www.zzounds.com/item--RLLHA43
I also use the Rolls to amplify the headphone output on my e-kit brain.

If you buy the Nady powered monitor that I mentioned you can plug your phones right into that also.
I use the Nady when I gig as my stage monitor. I put it on a heavy duty 3 leg mic stand. It works great and I can control my own monitor volume and EQ.

I have a bluetooth receiver hooked to my Passport that allows me to wirelessly transmit sound from my laptop too.
The Passport is great for small room work. It has excellent feedback control and many features that make it easy and practical to use without fussing about.
I added a 10" powered subwoofer to my Passport fromJBL. It sounds awesome!

skinner 09-01-2013 02:45 AM

Re: Headphones / Speaker advice
Great. Thanks for the help!

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