Beyerdynamics DT770 - 250 Ohms
Schiit Magni Heresy
RCA splitter Link
Setup (Headphones to Inputs):
Headphones > Amp > RCA Splitter > RCA to 3.5mm into my Monitor & RCA to 3.5mm to my PC
I need to run these inputs at the same time because when I am console gaming, I use my PC for party chat with a wireless modmic and then run the game audio through my monitor.
So here lies my question…
Why does it feel like, since the RCA connections are split, that I am only getting half power from the amp? If I were to only plug one or the other in, without the splitter, I get incredible power when I crank it, but when I have it split, the amp’s power/volume is much lower.
Why does this happen? Would I need to get a mixamp or something? Or maybe get an RCA audio switch, that let’s me controls which inputs are being utilized? That way, if I only want to use PC audio, I get the full power from the amp.
Because the other device is pulling the signal level low.
Imagine having a rope running round a tree. When you pull on one end and your friend lets go of the other, you are not taking that tree down.
Cheapest solution would be a passive mixer like the ART SplitMix 4. It takes stereo 1/4" jack in and out (bottom row is mixer). So from the SplitMix4 to the Schiit Heresy, you would need a cable like this:
Yeah that’s what my setup looks like. (Blank box in the middle would be the splitter I linked with the RCA to 3.5mm cables)
So if I were to get that passive mixer, would I need to get three sets of the cables you depicted? (1 for Heresy, 1 for PC, 1 for Monitor). If not, how would incorporate the mixer with my current RCA splitter setup?