Rane HC 6 Headphone Amplifier Rental

HC 6We offer Rane HC 6 Headphone Amplifier rentals in Chicago, the Chicago suburbs, and nationwide.

If you have any questions about a Rane HC 6 Headphone Amplifier rental in Chicago, suburban Chicago, or nationwide, or to reserve your rental, contact our Rental Team at 847.367.9588 or rentals@tcfurlong.com.

The Rane HC 6 Headphone Amplifier is just one of several other brands of headphone accessories in our rental inventory.

The Rane HC 6 is one of the most indispensable products in today’s audio industry. Featuring six stereo headphone amplifiers, the HC 6 performs a number of necessary tasks, not all of which are headphone related. The HC 6 provides Master stereo Inputs which can be used to drive any or all of the 6 stereo headphone amplifiers. A Mono switch is provided on the front panel to drive both channels of all 6 amplifiers from a common mono source. Six individual unbalanced stereo Inputs are available to drive any individual amplifier from a separate stereo source. These Inputs can be converted to mono balanced Inputs through internal jumpers if required. Outputs for all six channels are provided on the front panel and on the rear panel so that headphones may be connected on either side based on the requirements of a given installation. Two pairs of headphones may be driven from each channel, one pair connected to the front and one to the rear. The HC 6 is capable of delivering up to 450 milliwatts into headphones with rated impedances between 32-600 ohms. The precise amount of power depends on the exact impedance of the headphone in use and the number of headphones connected to the unit. Under most conditions, the HC 6 produces sound pressure levels in excess of 120 dB. This level is above the threshold of pain and is suitable for most listeners.

At first glance the HC 6 looks like any other headphone distribution amplifier. Indeed, it performs superbly all the basic functions of such an instrument. Two balanced Inputs provide a master stereo signal to six stereo headphone amplifiers, with individual stereo Level controls. The Master Level control allows adjustment of the main stereo Input level for proper matching to any source. In addition, a Stereo/Mono switch converts the stereo Inputs to mono when required.

However, several unique features of the HC 6 allow performance well beyond the limits of standard headphone distribution amplifiers. Besides the stereo Master Inputs, the HC 6 provides separate stereo Inputs for each of the six headphone amplifiers. Whenever a signal is plugged into the individual stereo Input, the Master stereo signal automatically disconnects from that amplifier, allowing the remaining stages to be fed either from the Master stereo Inputs or likewise from another separate input. This feature opens new applications for the HC 6, allowing operation as either a standard distribution amplifier or as six separate amplifiers, or any combination of both. By connecting the six Inputs to a monitor mixing console, or to sub-master sends, or even to a patch bay, the HC 6 converts any size studio to a custom headphone monitor mixing system. You now can give each vocalist more of their voice for increased clarity; or add more kick drum to the bassist (without giving everyone else a headache); or let the producer monitor the straight mix all at the same time. This feature proves equally valuable to broadcast facilities, video production studios, language labs and other educational facilities.

The HC 6 provides Output jacks on both the front and rear panels. The front jacks (paralleled with the rear jacks) add considerable flexibility and ease of operation. This feature allows permanent rack-mounting while maintaining instant access to any of the Outputs. Cueing becomes a snap; a must for monitor mix adjustments, and allows additional monitoring or routing without the use of a patch bay. Or, for language labs and other demo purposes, this feature means up to 12 headphones may be driven simultaneously.

The HC 6 makes a valuable tool for any band wanting to practice anywhere, anytime, at any volume, without disturbing a soul. By connecting the HC 6 directly to the mixer outputs and using headhpones instead of amps and speakers, the entire band can perform at ear shattering levels, with no feedback, with amazingly cleaner, clearer sound. The HC 6 is a very cost-effective alternative to renting a practice studio for every rehearsal.

The Rane HC-6 Features:

  • Six Steroe Headphone Amplifiers
  • Master balanced/Unbalanced Stereo Inputs
  • Six Unbalanced Stereo Inputs
  • Six Output Level controls
  • Master Input Level Controls
  • Stereo/Mono Switch
  • Drives 32-600 ohm Headphones
  • Front and Rear Output Jacks
  • UL/CSA Remote Power Supply (120 VAC)
  • CE (Low Voltage & EMC) Remote Power Supply (230 VAC)


TC Furlong offers Rane HC 6 Headphone Amplifier rentals alongside several other headphone accessories and an extensive rental inventory of professional audio equipment.

Contact the TC Furlong Rental Team today to rent the Rane HC 6 Headphone Amplifier in Chicago, Suburban Chicago, or nationwide, at 847.367.9588 or rentals@tcfurlong.com.

Rane HC 6 Headphone Amplifier Rental Documentation:

Rane HC 6 Headphone Amplifier Manual (PDF)