Brand new to this forum, please forgive any mistakes as I get familiar with how things work around here. I’m having some problems understanding what my options are for the outputs of my DLIII DAC. I have searched the site for this topic, but was not able to find it previously discussed.
I am trying to send the output of the DLIII to two separate systems. I have been using the RCA outputs to feed the aux input on a McIntosh MX-110 preamplifier and this has worked great. I now want to be able to use the XLR outputs on the DLIII to feed the AUX input on a second system (Marantz 2238b). I have purchased XLR to RCA cables and tried the system out. This has resulted in a lower than normal volume output to each of the preamps.
I am not trying to use both systems at the same time, but would like to have the DLIII available for both systems without switching output cables each time. Any suggestions? Will I have to just pick one of the outputs, XLR or RCA, and run that to a switching device to maintain the full output to the system that is selected?
My inputs to the DLIII are a Sony 400 disc player via the optical input and an IPad via the USB input. Sometimes I want the source material to be sent to the McIntosh system and other time to the Marantz system, but never at the same time. Do I need another DAC or just a better understanding of the DLIII?