So I had this headphone amp sitting in the bookshelf from an earlier AV which i no longer use. Although the sound from my Atom is more than acceptable, it’s somewhat a shame to see the headphone amp not being used. So I hooked it up to the preamp output but as the Atom does not have any A/B speaker switch, the music continues to stream out through the speakers.
So I thought of connecting an RCA A/B speaker cable switch and insert that into the banana plug inputs. These switches are ment for a 2 pair speaker set up for listening in different rooms similar. The issue is that I have read on various forums that these switches may effect the ohm/resistors/capacitors/etcetera of the Atom. What are people’s view on this? Would it be harmless to install it or should it be avoided?
Which leads me in to a second route which would be to insert a 2 port RCA switch into the Preout output and then connect the headphone amp to one port and a NAP 100 to the other port. My hesitations are the components in the NAP. Are they on pair with the Atom or are they better? Does anyone has a more technical knowledge of this?
Sorry for the long winding post, please post your thoughts of above matters below.