I have read many posts on this forum and others relating to this practice, and I cannot get my head around the risks and proper setup.
I have read concepts such as: noise, the taps putting out DC instead of AC, running resistors in series, having to use balanced connections for safety etc etc..
I do not have a clear understanding in my head of what is going on.
What dangers exist?
Can they all be prevented?
In what way does a speaker amp perform differently to a HP amp?
Exactly what parts are needed?
Can this all be done for less money than purchasing for example a Schiit Lyr?
I welcome laymans terms and technical explanations from those with an engineering background. I really would love to get a clear and full understanding of this - my background is mathematics so please don't hold back if you think it may be too difficult to explain.
I currently only have an Arcam alpha 10 integrated amp, so I am assuming that I would need to purchase a less poweful amp?
Thanks for your help.