Hello, I am using my desktop speakers for nearfield use. I have the Swan T200b speakers - these are studio monitors. For the DAC, I am using the USB HRT Music Streamer II+ . The output from the streamer goes to the speakers and the quality is awesome.
However, I wanted to add a headphone amp to the mix at which point I needed a way to split the connection as it came out from the DAC. I used a Y splitter and sent one set of cables to the speakers and one set to the head phone amp (Fiio E9)
I feel there is a loss of quality in the music after this split has been put into place. I've tried changing connections, cables, but once the connection is split there is a definite loss in quality. Can I put in a pre amp after the streamer to stem the loss in quality? Any other ideas?
Edited by maverhick - 4/2/11 at 1:13am