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    TM and TM Deluxe amps with headphones and FRFR??

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    Adagosto

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    TM and TM Deluxe amps with headphones and FRFR??

    Post by Adagosto on Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:12 pm

    Hi all,

    Couple questions about these Tubemeister amps.

    Is there a way to use the direct out, and an adapter I assume, with headphones? I'd like to be able to switch the amp over to zero watts and use headphones. Can you do that?

    Also, I know they've talked about the amp being able to go direct to a FRFR speaker. Has anyone tried connecting these amps up to an active speaker? How does it sound compared to a standard cabinet?

    Thx!!
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    Adagosto

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    Re: TM and TM Deluxe amps with headphones and FRFR??

    Post by Adagosto on Mon May 02, 2016 10:55 pm

    Well for those of you in this forum who care, no you cannot use headphones with these amps directly. You'll have to go into a PA and then to headphones.

    And the FRFR sounds good with these amps.

    To the administrator, feel free to delete this thread.
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    bordonbert

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    Re: TM and TM Deluxe amps with headphones and FRFR??

    Post by bordonbert on Sun May 08, 2016 8:13 am

    Sorry Adagosto, we do care here but it may not be something that the members have even thought of doing before.  I had but I was away on the first holiday my wife and I have taken for a couple of years now, and the internet is not strong in the rural Greek islands!  I couldn't even manage to log on here.  Anyway, I'm back now.

    Yes you are right, the RedBox out will not drive most headphones direct, it is not really low enough impedance being designed to do a different job.  It is the correct signal to use but you will need a simple interface to do the driving.  The PA can act as that but you will probably get the full mix.  If it is hearing just your TM you want then you might consider having a tiny dedicated unit to sit alongside it or maybe in your pedal board.  These units are easily obtainable on ebay at very low prices.  There is absolutely NO value in buying a high quality class-A valve hifi headphone unit at an exhorbitant price for guitar work, a simple little unit for a few pounds will do perfectly.  You could even buy a kit and build your own if you like that sort of thing.




    (And don't worry, there is no reason to delete the thread, we all get frustrated at times! Wink  )

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