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Advice needed: What is the best way to add headphones to my current setup?

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My issue us that I don't listen to my records enough, but I need to be able to do it with headphones sometimes. My current setup doesn't allow this, so what is the best way to modify what I have?

 

Turntable: Rega RP3

Preamp: Cambridge 551P

Speakers: Kanto Yumi powered(I know...not exactly hi-fi but I use them for other sources)

 

Since neither the preamp or speakers have a headphone jack what should I add? Is an RCA out > female headphone jack cable from the preamp an option? (Or even a good idea?)

 

Thanks for any help!

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Just get a headphone amp with pre-outs that can go to the speakers. Schiit Magni 3 for $99 will likely be your best bang for buck, and will allow you to listen to headphones, and will sound pretty sweet in the meantime. http://www.schiit.com/products/magni-1

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16 minutes ago, Sidney Crosley said:

Just get a headphone amp with pre-outs that can go to the speakers. Schiit Magni 3 for $99 will likely be your best bang for buck, and will allow you to listen to headphones, and will sound pretty sweet in the meantime. http://www.schiit.com/products/magni-1

Thanks so much! I guess the 551P will be useless so gotta find a buyer.

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6 hours ago, andynz said:

Jumping in on this thread, I have a Rotel RA-935BX (with a Pro-ject Phono Box preamp), which has a headphone jack built in (see below). Can I just use that, or would I need a separate head phone amp? 

 

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It will probably work great unless you plan to use some exotic, hard to drive headphones.

 

You would simply plug your phono preamp into an Aux/CD/whatever input on the Rotel and give the headphone plug a try.

 

if you also want to drive some powered speakers/monitors like the OP, just plug those into a Tape output on the Rotel. 

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