Radial Engineering has announced the release of the Radial H-Amp, a unique passive interface that takes any loudspeaker signal and converts it to a headphone source.
Designed for live stages, the H-Amp is the an interface that allows, for example, a drummer to get a monitor feed from any loudspeaker!.
Using the ‘through’ connection from a wedge monitor or side fill, the H-Amp is equipped with a Neutrik Speakon connector input and converts the high level loudspeaker signal to a mono feed for headphones.
It features a variable level control, high pass filter to remove excess low-end, a variable tone control to smooth out the highs plus a selector switch to enable various headphone types with wide ranging impedance as well as in-ear monitors to be connected.
A second Speakon provides a throughput to feed a second H-Amp opening the door for applications such as in the studio or on concert stages where multiple members of the orchestra may need a headphone feed.
The H-Amp is 100 percent passive. Because it only taps a small portion of the signal, it will not affect the amplifier’s impedance or load making it easy to use without any system reconfiguration.
It is designed to handle the rigors of professional touring, with a 14-gauge steel welded internal I-beam frame with an outer book-end design that provides a protective zone around the connectors, switches and potentiometers plus a full-bottom no-slip pad.
U.S. retail price of the H-Amp is $220.
Radial Engineering Website