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Please read the thread you replied to.
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I did. There is a plethora of such switches available at a wide range pf price/quality levels.
One would also be quite simple to make oneself.
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I use a Maverick Audio Tubemagic D1 for this, which I got off ebay brand new. It's a DAC (though I don't use the DAC), headphone amp, and a preamp all in one plus it has a second analog line output as well so I could use a subwoofer in addition to my bookshelf speakers if I wanted.

So a device that has both headphone output and separate line outputs would do the trick.
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Seems like that would do the trick, thanks. Looks like you should be able to just turn the knob from headphones, to speakers, which I'm guessing would be the analog. I'm not an audio equipment enthusiast, never have been and never really cared to be. Though I guess I may need to become one because I do value decent sound. So I was looking for such a recommendation.
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Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post

Seems like that would do the trick, thanks. Looks like you should be able to just turn the knob from headphones, to speakers, which I'm guessing would be the analog. I'm not an audio equipment enthusiast, never have been and never really cared to be. Though I guess I may need to become one because I do value decent sound. So I was looking for such a recommendation.

That knob is for input actually, not output. To switch from headphones to speakers you have to unplug the headphone. Also, both of the analog outputs (preamp out and line out) play simultaneously.
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post #16 of 32
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hmm... doesn't seem like that would be the solution then.

I have tried the little $20 cheapies, none of those ever seem to work well, or if they do, its not for long.

Also what is the value of the preamp? I was under the impression that was handled by the sound card.
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get ready to duck for cover when I get slammed...

Audiophile equipment is the biggest bogus waste of money that there is, and audiophiles are the easiest people to convince to buy your overpriced crap.

There is good quality stuff, then there is unnecessarily complicated stuff that has "tubes" or "gold plated" pfffft. I'm an electrical engineer not some big money must mean big good fanboy.

Was there a particular reason why the thing I mentioned about using a splitter and leaving both plugged in and just shutting off the speakers when the headphones are in use?

you could wire something up with a good quality switch and the appropriate jacks. Are you willing to make your own? can you solder? I can pick out a switch that will blow away the crap that companies put in their consumer products. All they care about is the bottom line
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Dieselbird has the right idea:

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hey yeah this guy's got a good idea, you could make something with one of these switch jacks if you are willing to solder. I can find you a real brand name amphenol one or something that would have good quality metal contacts. You don't want some chinese POS or you'll be in the same spot as those crappy amazon switches
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post #20 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Dieselbird has the right idea:


That would require unplugging your headphones every time you want to use you speakers, it works(And its what I do atm, but I don't use my speakers that much so its fine.). But its not exactly ideal.

Here's a vid on how to do it yourself, as that's probably the best way to go.
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