Application is fully balanced Sim Audio Attraction HT processor to 5-ch fully balanced Theta Dreadnaught amp. Object is to add another identical Dreadnaught amp and vertically biamp each of the 5 speakers (Totem Mani-2's).
Short of adding a 2-ch preamp in the system that has 2 sets of outs (I have done so in the past, and works great, but only for front left and right channels), does any kind of a splitter exist that will take xlr female and split it into 2 xlr female outs (that obviously I would plug each male xlr end of the interconnect cable into) WITHOUT any sonic degradation?
Anytime you split a signal the term audiophile quality comes to a streaking halt! There are splitters you can buy at your local music store and most high end dealers may have access to better such devices but without degradation to some degree - No such animal or mineral.
I'm far from real knowledgable on this, but I'll throw in my 2 cents. Madrigal makes a balanced bridge kit required to bridge Levinson amps. I'm not sure it's what you need, or if it will work, but it may be worth looking into. Runs about $450 a kit, I think. You might want to check into it.
A while ago I looked in to it , for vertical bi-amping, and Straightwire said only way is to custom make 1 pair to two, for double the price of single pair. Danvetc, what kind of XLR Y splitter you are using?