i've managed to establish in this Forum that i CAN connect my DacMagic XLR & RCA outputs simultaneously - GREAT !
my doubts now are about the following :
my DacMagic is connected to my Roksan Kandy K2 via it's RCA output & i need to connect my newly acquired Fiio E09K so it sits next to me/my iMac to drive my headphones
being unable to find decent quality cables were i live, i sourced 2 angled Neutrik NC3FRX female XLR plugs ( lack of space behind the D-Magic.. ) + a couple of Neutrik NYS373-9 & Neutrik NYS3732 male RCA's to make my own...
the D-Magic's XLR outs being balanced, i checked my VanDenHul '' how not to burn the house down'' cable guide ( here's the link in case anyone is interested : http://www.vandenhul.com/userfiles/docs/Audio_and_Video_Cable+Connector_Wiring_Diagrams_for_DIY_purposes.pdf )
& indeed it's clearly explained how to solder what/were...only there are 3 examples of how to do it !! which one would be the correct way for the DacMagic ?
now remains the last hurdle : what sort/brand of cable should i get ? & where from - preferably from an online vendor based within the EU ? without going € crazy, just keeping up with the needs of the rest of the gear.....the cables will be roughly 60cm in length
any suggestions will be GREATLY APPRECIATED !
oh & this just hit me : since my Roksan amp sits 4.5 meters away across the room, should i use the balanced XLR outs to connect to it & keep the RCA to RCA for my Fiio headphone amp instead ?
many thanks & regards to all