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Can a phono-amp be converted to a headphone amp


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Not really, I had a gate audio pre that was very similar to the croft. It had a Headphone socket connected to the output and it was meagerly underpowered, unusable really.

Power amps can be converted with resistors on the speaker outputs though.

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Absolutely, rather than modding it and reducing the resale value you're better off using an external converter. I'll try and find an example.

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Actually you've got to be careful with a converter as they can introduce a common ground between the L and R outputs of the amp. This would blow a Tripath amp, but I couldn't comment on yours.

There are converters that output a 4 pin XLR (eg Hifiman) so if you have a compatible "balanced" cable then that should be fine. I used to drive my Hifiman planars directly off an Ice Power amp, I just cut off the plug and fitted 4 banana plugs to the wires, so there wasn't a common ground.

This site has lots of information.

https://diyaudioheaven.wordpress.com/tutorials/power-amp-adapter/

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This is the Hifiman adaptor but it says one to use it with certain models.

You could also make your own more suitable one. Which headphones are you using? It can be quite risky if you're not careful with the volume.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/393129213538

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