I’ve currently got a Topping D10 + JDS Labs Atom stack that I use only with my HD6XX.
I’m looking for some recommendations for a pair of speakers for my desk just for music/gaming and also other pieces that I would need to be able to hook it up to my current stack and switch between my headphones/speakers easily
(Also I have an open budget but i’d like to spend around £200-300)
important to note that the atom does have a pre-out rca connection however it does not have a switch to swap between that and the quarter inch. IIRC it does have relay muting so you would need to unplug the headphones unless you got some kind of switch box
I’m basically brand new to all this so I don’t really know a preference between powered/passive. I was gonna say passive since I already have the atom but it seems from what you guys are saying that I can’t actually use that for the speakers? If that’s the case i’d just go for whichever option can give me the best value outcome I suppose.
I listen to a lot of stuff but i’d mainly say jazz/blues/rock/metal and I prefer warm signatures
In that case, like perhaps an elac debut b5.2 and an amp like the topping pa3? Those are a bit warmer and smoother speakers, good staging as well, and the pa3 is real solid and will stack nicely with the d10 as well. You would just split the d10 output to both your headphone amp and the pa3
Great, thanks for the help!
So I’d just need some RCA cables for the line out that splits into 2, 1 for each amp?
Also any chance you know another amp or 2 that could possibly work in this setup? I’ve been able to find the speakers super easily on amazon but seems like the pa3 isn’t available. If the pa3 is a great choice I can easily pick it up from somewhere else!
Yea I saw that audiophonics.fr site, looks like I could get it from there. I’ll take another look in the morning.
So just to double check - I need the 2 splitter cables to connect my D10 to both amps, and then 2 more regular RCA cables to connect the amp to the speakers?
Would both amps be in use at the same time? So I’d just have to just turn the amp off I don’t want to use?
You would want the 2 splitter cables, and then another rca cable to connect the amp to the dac. You would also need speaker cables, these are pretty nice for the price, you would need 2 of these as well