Question about sending audio to multiple headphones?

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  1. Jamie

    Jamie Stunt Coordinator

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    Is it possible to have a device that can accommodate multiple headphone jacks, like let's say 8 or so where someone could plug in and listen to a program on television without distracting those around them. My company wants to put in a plasma, and they want the audio that normally would play through a set of speakers, to only play through headphones that someone would have with them. The device I was thinking about would have a stereo input that the audio out from a set top box would plug into, like a left/right rca plugs, but then the 2 channels of audio could be amplified out over 8 or so headphones jacks. Could someone please tell me if this is possible, or point me in a general direction.
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Headphone distribution amplifier- used in recording studios all over the planet.

    I have a cheap one built by Behringer (the old powerplay). It allows 2 different inputs to be "mixed", and supports 4 sep volume controls (and each one supports 2 sets of headphones). You can find these on Ebay for $50.

    They have a newer one (HA8000) that has 8 channels with individual vol controls and aux inputs for each channel. Even this one, their top of the line model, is like $150 new!

    Anyway- there are probably 200 different models out there. It will take some adapters to make it work, but it'll do what you're looking for...
     
  3. Jamie

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    Thanks Vince!!
     

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