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Figured I should share that you can split a line-level RCA signal using split adapters and run a line to speakers and a headphone amp with no (noticeable) signal degradation or issues. Even if both devices are on, there are no problems.
In my case, I'm splitting my Schiit Modi to my Vali and my speakers. Works great!
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Just got some used Niles AT8700's that I am going to ceiling mount for the kitchen/living room since they share a open wall. Using a older Sony STR-DA3100ES to power them.
Ill get a pic tomorrow. Just have it all sitting on a table for initial testing.
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

Figured I should share that you can split a line-level RCA signal using split adapters and run a line to speakers and a headphone amp with no (noticeable) signal degradation or issues. Even if both devices are on, there are no problems.
In my case, I'm splitting my Schiit Modi to my Vali and my speakers. Works great!


I can confirm that there is no problem doing this that I have ever seen. If you have the ability to make cables you might want to make a custom cable that is split. I'd probably use all 4 conductors all the way to the start. Do 2 sets of twisted pair and untwist them where they split off. It will be cheaper and sound as good or better than anything you can buy especially considering the use of a splitter. Keep the gauge super thin and pay attention to preventing any corrosion if you are using copper. If you use silver you don't need to worry about corrosion at all (the corrosion doesn't cause audio issues like it does with copper).

If you haven't made cables before and you are doing this it might be a good time to play around with it if you think you are up to the challenge.

Just do some reading on several DIY cable making write ups. You want to read the point of view of several DIY people. Some will mention things that others forget. All in all though you could go on eBay and get a huge spool of silver, spool of very small gauge shrink wrap (goes around the silver), spool of small gauge shrink wrap (optionally goes around the multiple strands of silver), spool of sleeve (optionally goes around the finished products), and a little bit of medium shrink wrap (goes around the sleeve at the ends) cheap RCA terminations (solder on type), solder with silver in it (doesn't need to be expensive) and you can make a bunch of custom cable for the price of cheap cables that don't sound as good.

For longer runs pay attention to DIY recipes that have shielding but for short runs or medium runs that stay away from power cables or cross them at 90 degrees you don't need shielding. If you are going to build DIY cables DON'T build a shielded cable as your first cable.
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Im in with my 2 KRK Rokit 5 White Editions! thumb.gif Hopefully adding a Sub soon!


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Got some speaker stands for my SX60s smile.gif



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Hey guys, I was wondering what you think about the KEF Q100? I want to find a cheap replacement (~$500) for my Paradigm Mini Monitor v.5's. I'm looking for deeper and tighter bass, a bit more warmth in the mid-range, and smoother treble. I like the Paradigms but feel for the price I could do better. I can get a pair for $450 CAD with free shipping. I will have them on stands and paired with my Energy ESW-C8 subwoofer.
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Think about active speakers if you're wanting bass from the speakers themselves, though, I have to ask if you're actually pleased with your subwoofer as opposed to the speakers themselves. I have the Q300s and while they have a bit of mid bass, they're not exactly pumping out serious bass either. That should be left to the subwoofer and mine does an excellent job at that and doesn't make me want anymore bass from my speakers.

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Think about active speakers if you're wanting bass from the speakers themselves, though, I have to ask if you're actually pleased with your subwoofer as opposed to the speakers themselves. I have the Q300s and while they have a bit of mid bass, they're not exactly pumping out serious bass either. That should be left to the subwoofer and mine does an excellent job at that and doesn't make me want anymore bass from my speakers.
Why would active speakers have more bass than passive? My Emotiva UPA-200 is more than capable of delivering proper bass response. I have my subwoofer turned down to try to keep a flat bass response. I dream about speakers that could produce ruler flat bass like my HE-400, but with my current space and money constraints that won't happen. The Paradigm's have slightly bloated bass that drops off quickly so it sounds wierd if I try to reinforce it with my subwoofer. The subwoofer with its 50W continuous amp is more than capable for the tiny room I'm in, it goes down to 40 Hz fairly strong. I feel my speakers are currently the weak point in my chain. Audioquest Dragonfly -> Emotiva UPA-200 -> Paradigm Mini Monitors and Energy ESW-C8.
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Ruler flat bass?
    
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Ruler flat bass?
You know what I mean, like flat measuring. I'm obviously exagerrating a bit, it's hard to describe. http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/HiFiMANHE400.pdf
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