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How to connect my DAC to my Headphone Amp AND my Stereo Amp at the same time

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

 

I'm looking to buy a Schiit Bifrost DAC coupled to a Lyr Amp. I'll connect the Bifrost to my PC via USB, and then to my Lyr via RCA. How can I also connect the DAC to my stereo amp (which is connected to my speakers) without having to switch cables each time I want to switch from my headphones to my speakers?

 

Would this kind of RCA cable works? Will I lose some quality if I do this? There are really few DACs with 2 RCA outputs, so I don't really understand how I'm supposed to connect it to both my headphones amp and my stereo amp at the same time.

 

Thanks :)

post #2 of 4
Thread Starter 

Found out what I wanted: http://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-adapter-male-female-assembly/dp/B0009MFRW0

post #3 of 4
Get 2 rca to 3.5mm adaptors.

Then get a 3.5mm splitter.

Then 3.5mm to 2 rca adaptors,

I have used such systems and although audiophools will tell there is a huge loss in quality, in reality it is really minor and barely audible even with side by side testing,
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks, but read my previous post: the Audioquest adapter I'm linking is (in my opinion) much better than what you're suggesting.

 

Even if we're putting aside sound quality, it's just much cleaner/simpler.

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