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Dacmagic question > RCA and Balanced outputs simultaneously?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I have a dacmagic connected to my NAD 326Bee amplifier which I currently use as a headphone amplifier from the RCA out on the Dacmagic.....

 

If I wanted to connect a seperate headphone amp via the balanced outs on the dacmagic would this work? There is no switch on the dacmagic to select outputs.

 

I want to use the dacmagic to do the following :

 

Dacmagic > RCA cable > NAD 326Bee > Speakers

 

Dacmagic > Balanced XLR cable > Balanced headphone amp > Headphones

 

I would like both of these connections available at the same time.

 

I am not sure if this is possible? Can you use both outputs on the dac at the same time or can you only use one at a time?

 

Thanks much appreciated


Edited by nicholars - 7/16/12 at 8:05am
post #2 of 7

Hello there,

You should have no trouble using both outputs at the same time.

Regards

Ed

Cambridge Audio support

post #3 of 7

You can use both outputs on the dacmagic at the same time.

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

So how would this work?

 

Would audio come through both outputs at the same time and this would have to be controlled by switching the other components on or off?

 

Because there is no switch on the dacmagic to select outputs I guess sound will just come through both and you will have to switch the headphone amp / speaker amp on or off as needed?

 

Could this damage the DAC / amplifiers in any way? Or is the dacmagic designed to be used this way?


Edited by nicholars - 7/16/12 at 9:26am
post #5 of 7

Yes, the sound will come through both and you will have to turn on and off the headphone amp and speaker amp. It will not damage the dacmagic or amps.

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Cool thanks

post #7 of 7
I'm actually runnng the Dacmagic into an Apache balanced then into a Cambridge audio 640 r to my speakers and it sounds pretty good. May have to check out that 851 though.
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