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Splitting a balanced output from my DAC, signal degradation?

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So I've got the Bryston dac (bda1) and I like the sound and multiple array of inputs.

However, it only has one balanced output and I'd like to send balanced signals to my main stereo as well as another headphone amp or two.
Is there an elegant way to achieve this?

I could easily split the output with xlr y cables, would that degrade my signal too much?
What about getting three balanced outputs from the one output?

Any thoughts and suggestions most appreciated.

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The DAC output should be solid enough to supply 2-3 receivers, but if you link it with devices having fairly low input impedance it may not work too well. Amps however usually have pretty high input impedance, so you should be fine. I have used this method many times and never had a problem.

You may get an xlr signal splitter if you are really concerned, but most likely it won't make any difference in your case.

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Originally Posted by PleasantSounds View Post

The DAC output should be solid enough to supply 2-3 receivers, but if you link it with devices having fairly low input impedance it may not work too well. Amps however usually have pretty high input impedance, so you should be fine. I have used this method many times and never had a problem.
You may get an xlr signal splitter if you are really concerned, but most likely it won't make any difference in your case.

Great to hear Pleasantsounds, appreciate your sharing the info.
I'm going to give it a whirl.
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I had the same question as well. Post your findings Atilla after you try it out. I think it should work fine, and I plan to do it as well, but hearing from someone who just tried it would be good!

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Now that I've decided to try it I can't decide which splitters to buy.
Cheap ones on amazon?
I don't want to spend a ton....any suggestions would be welcome.
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