#1
ok so now that i have my peavey vb-2 i brought my 60 watt peavey combo home. there's no actual headphone jack on it and i thought i'd ask if it was ok to plug my headphones into that. I have$80 subwoofer speaker headphones so i didn't want to just plug it in and blow something. of course it has both pre and post gain knobs so i should be able to jsut use those for volume. just making sure before i try it.
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#2
Erm... No. I don't think you should plug in there. It's admittedly a hunch, as I know nothing about those amps.

Maybe look in the user manual?
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#3
The problem that I could potentially see here is that there's no amplification of sound. You have your preamp, but no power, and unless your headphones are self-powered then I don't think it would make a sound. You could try though. I can't imagine anything bad coming out of it, as long as you put the volume at zero and then work your way up to volume slowly.
#4
preamps do amplify the sound...jsut a little. i'll try it tonight then if noone else says anything.
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#5
i gues it could work but not very loudly
without the power the sound will be very low
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#6
well i'm not expectiing 60 watt headphones here lol.
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#7
it won't hurt the phones, but it will probably be too low a volume to use, effectively.
you'll need a small pre-amp with a phone jack to make it work right.
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#8
well considering the preamp has a volume knob(pre-gain volume) it should have some. it will be louder than just plugging the bass into headphones for sure. as long as it's safe i'll try it.
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#9
ok i tried it....it doesn't work. why would they make a 60 watt amp with no headphone out....and no line out. so it's nto good for shows or practice. lol. it sounds good and all but come on!


EDIT: and we all missed something. plugging into a preamp out doesn't shut sound off to the speaker. duh.
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#10
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ok i tried it....it doesn't work. why would they make a 60 watt amp with no headphone out....and no line out. so it's nto good for shows or practice. lol. it sounds good and all but come on!


EDIT: and we all missed something. plugging into a preamp out doesn't shut sound off to the speaker. duh.


lol that sucks.

And to your first question, it could just be that the amp is old.
#11
just because it was made a long time ago doesn't mean they had the right to be ignorant. ok it's not that bad but still!
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#12
the lack of a headphone jack was probably a design decision to help keep the model at a given price point
#13
pre-amp out is a line-level signal, not powerfull enough to drive headphones. What you could try and do is rund a jack-jack from your pre-amp out to the line-in on your pc. Easy fix that should work.
If you want no sound to come trough the amp, turn down the master volume. If that doesn't work, plug in a cable in the fx-return or power-amp in. The other end of the cable you don't plug in anywhere. This should cut the signal going from pre-amp to poweramp.
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#14
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the lack of a headphone jack was probably a design decision to help keep the model at a given price point


Doubt it. It really shouldn't cost THAT much extra to include a headphone jack, any extra circuitry and any power requirements. Hell, my first practice amp had a headphone jack and it costs £60 new. As do a lot of those kinds of amps.

The exclusion of a headphone jack is probably down to the fact that a 60 watt amp is generally louder than a 10 or 30 watt amp, which are more likely to have a headphone jack. If you're using a 60 watt amp for practice, it's probably safe to assume you can use that volume without the headphones when practicing.