Hi-Fi without Phono socket

Discussion in 'Headphone & Earphone General Discussion' started by phonolesspaddy, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. phonolesspaddy

    phonolesspaddy New Member

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    I was recently bought a new Hi-fi system but it does not have a headphone socket or any other audio out socket apart from those at the back for the speakers (the bare wire connection type) It is a Sony CMT MX550i. Is there any way I can connect headphones and disconnect the speakers at times? S othat I can listen without disturbing others?

    I would be most grateful if somebody could give me a slution which will not damage either the amplifier or my headphones
     
  2. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

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    Hi Phonolesspaddy

    I am really sorry to hear this as I believe this cannot really be done safely. The speaker connection is powered (probably very powerful compared to a headphone output) and a mistake with the volume could really damage your headphones, or worse your ears! A small in-expensive MP3 Player is probably the best solution as you would have to disassemble the Sony unit and do some soldering to make a safe headphone connection.

    Others may have some better ideas but it the meantime I would not attempt to connect headphones to the speaker connection:(.
     
  3. phonolesspaddy

    phonolesspaddy New Member

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    Thank you very much. I feared that was the case.
     
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