Headphone jack gets hot…

Neodogg

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So I wired up a headphone jack to to my harness so that I could either use the speaks on the cab or put phones in if it’s late.
When I plug in my headphones I can feel them get really warm/hot with in 30 secs. To the best of my knowledge there is no voltage going through just L/R/grnd.
I have the speakers wired up to a male screw terminal to plug into the jack. The speakers sound fine but the headphones heat up…
 

Heinz

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I'm pretty sure there's voltage on an amplified speaker output.
 

Gremlin

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Yeah, don't do that lol. Your headphones are probably expecting line level audio and you're sending it amplified speaker levels of juice

Should be using something like one of these inline:
 

Neodogg

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Yeah, don't do that lol. Your headphones are probably expecting line level audio and you're sending it amplified speaker levels of juice

Should be using something like one of these inline:
Ha! That place is 10mins away!
 

Neo Alec

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Yeah, don't do that lol. Your headphones are probably expecting line level audio and you're sending it amplified speaker levels of juice

Should be using something like one of these inline:
Not line level. You still need a headphone amp or it will be too quiet.
 
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