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Phono stage with two RCA outs?

Hello,

I have a hit of a dilemma. I have an integrated amp powering my speakers and a headphone amp, well, for the headphones. Now my record player is hooked up via a Cambridge Audio phono stage that has only one RCA out. So every time I want to listen to my records with the headphones, I have to get in behind my phono preamp, unplug the cables and plug them into the headphone amp.

Does anyone have any suggestion on either splitting the phone signal or getting a phono amp with two RCA outputs?

Thanks!

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If your integrated amp has

If your integrated amp has line outputs, you can connect those to the inputs on your headphone amp (or vice versa).

Otherwise, you can buy a simple line level switch, like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Sescom-SES-AUDIO-AB-Stereo-Audio-Switch/dp/B008BMLXAU

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Thank you!

Thank you! On my current amp (Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10) there is only "Rec out". My understanding is it is just like any other old "line out", only bypassing volume control?

I'm hunting for a new (used) Accuphase or McIntosh integrated amplifier, which I know will be a great improvement on every way- but for now I'm going to try the setup that I have.

Thank you!

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FWIW, I have an AudioLab PPA

FWIW, I have an AudioLab PPA phono stage with 2 sets of RCA outputs.

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Yes, thank you, I see, "phono

Yes, thank you, I see, "phono 1" and "phono 2".... something to consider, although I'm struggling to find any other phono preamps with two out, unless I'm willing to pay lot more money. I'll go with the "rec out" route for now, and once my dream system is put together I'll consider a dedicated phono amp. Thank you again!

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An uodate

Having been unable to procure that AudioLab PPA, I found a headphone amplifier with a phono stage that has 2 phono outs- NuPrime HPA9. I must say I find the sound significantly better that my CA Topaz SR10 integrated phono, which picked up a lot more static hiss
Thanks!

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Ah. I would have sold you

Ah. I would have sold you mine but best of luck with your new gear.

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