In short, does the DirectStream have beefy enough output stage to drive a power amp (Zin 25K ohms) and a pair of stereo subs (10K ohms) with y-splitters on the RCA outputs?
The manual strongly recommends bypassing a preamp if possible, stating that the outputs are “high-current”. However, I know that putting a load on both outputs (RCA & XLR) simultaneously is a no-no.
So, how about this use case - amp + subs? Does the DirectStream have enough oomph to do a good job at this or is an active line stage warranted? (I don’t own one currently or I’d try it.)
Relatedly, does the DirectStream’s output current stay constant regardless of volume setting?