Just for fun, i tried connecting the K1000 directly to the RCA out of the DAC Magic. I was expecting the sound to be very brittle and harsh but to my suprise, it is not harsh at all. I can hear some distortion but the sound is pretty decent and audible. I also find the sound to be very detailed, even more detailed than using a 25W amplifier between DACMagic and K1000.
Is it safe to connect the K1000 directly to the RCA out? Since i dont have any connectors, i havent tried the balanced out. Will the balanced out be any better than the RCA out?