Hello! Here's a cute picture I made.
On the left is my current setup and it has the problem of having to disconnect cables every time I wish to change to listening with monitors. It is a possibility to ditch the Nuforce IconHDP and replace it with an oDac, as it might simplify things and simply be a better dac.
What would be the missing desktop-sized piece marked as ????? on the right? I realized it should have a pre-out for adjusting the volume on the speakers and having a good phonostage is a plus. I could get rid of my current phonobox and lose an extra component this way.
I was looking at some DJ-mixers but they seem a bit fiddly, big in size and quickly climb up in prices. Also I'm not sure if they would be able to switch between outputs.
I admit I have no idea what such a device might be called (router? switch?) and the fellows at the local audio shop were a bit clueless about what to do. (They don't do desktop audio that much)
able to pick inputs & outputs as neccessary (one input and one output at a time is enough)
pre-out if oDac is introduced
Help is welcome and appreciated. Thanks for looking!