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Line in from headphone amp

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:45 pm
by Ylan Sthlm
Hello!

I am thinking of a situation that seems possible, but am a little worried that I might break something.

I am meeting some friends perhaps to record a bit. Now this is what I have when we meet.

Computer
Focusrite Clarett 4pre audio interface
An old B&W Zeppelin Air, with 3.5 mm tele input
A couple of headphones

Is the risk huge (for the Clarett mainly) if I try to drive the Zeppelin from one of the headphone outputs on the Clarett? Or should I run off and buy some species of mono 6.3 (balanced?) to stereo 3.5 mm solution for this, in all likelyhood, one-off situation?

Am thinking of plugging in a guitar and a base straight into the Clarett.

Has anyone tried this?

Humbly, Ylan

Re: Line in from headphone amp

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:54 pm
by Sam Spoons
The 'tele' input on the B&W Zeppelin will almost certainly be built to accept the signal from the headphone output of a TV set so you should be fine driving it from the Focusriter headphone out.

Apply the usual common sense and if it sounds distorted turn it down.....

Re: Line in from headphone amp

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:01 pm
by Ylan Sthlm
Sam Spoons wrote:The 'tele' input on the B&W Zeppelin will almost certainly be built to accept the signal from the headphone output of a TV set so you should be fine driving it from the Focusriter headphone out.

Apply the usual common sense and if it sounds distorted turn it down.....

Cheers, Sam! :thumbup: