One cdp into two amps


I have recently acquired a wonderful Rega Apollo that I would like to use as the source for two different systems set up in the same room. The Apollo has a digital coax out that I could connect to the solid state integrated amp and also analoge RCAs that I could connect to the tube integrated amp.

My question: Is this potentially harmful to any of the components?
closdubois
Shouldn't be; I know some CDPs, like Wadia, have a note int their manuals specifically noting that both the XLR and RCA analogue outputs are live at the same time.
Of course, the real question is whether both the digital out and the analogue outs are live at the same time.
Clos,

Unless you integrated amp has a DAC built into it, you can not use the digital coax connection.

Most integrated amps do not have DACs in them. Typically an integrated amp will require and analog input via either RCA or XLR(balanced) connection.

However, if your integrated can actually accept the digital coax connection, you can always safely connect the digital output and the analog output from your player to two systems. I think the only potential issue is that it could possibly cause a ground loop hum depending on your electrical connections.

I've used your suggested connection method many times in the past and I have not experienced any issues.

Enjoy,

TIC
This is good news since the solid state (Nakamichi IA-1z) integrated apparently has an onboard DAC (I could alway refer to the Nak's manual) since I am currently running a digital coax from the Apollo's digital out and it is definitly working and sounds great.

My only concern was any potential hazzards from having both amps connected to the Apollo at the same time.

Thanks
Are you sure that the digital out and the analogue outs are live at the same time?
This is good news since the solid state (Nakamichi IA-1z) integrated apparently has an onboard DAC (I could alway refer to the Nak's manual) since I am currently running a digital coax from the Apollo's digital out and it is definitly working and sounds great.

If this is the case, it is simple enough to test it. Simply connect a pair of RCA interconnects from the analog outputs of the Apollo and into an open RCA input on the integrated amp. Switch back and forth between the analog connection and the digital connection while playing a CD. If it works, you know both outputs are active at the same time (I've never know a CD player that didn't have both active at the same time, but I haven't owned ever CD player in existence).

If the test proves that both are active, there won't be any issue with having the player connected to two systems. I've done it many times with many different CD/DVD players and amplifiers/receiver.

I guess it is possible that it could create a ground loop hum. If you do happen to cause a ground loop hum, look here in the archives for solutions.

Enjoy,

TIC
No, I don't know if they are or not but I don't anticipate having both amps powered at the same time.
The solid state integrated (Nak)powers the main system which serves as the 5.1 home theatre and whole room (15ft X 30ft)stereo. The Tube integrated is an Onix SP3 driving a pair of old, but in good condition Klipsch KG4s and is situated perpendicular to the main system for nearer field listening.
I probably wasn't clear about not wanting to power both amps simultaneously which may have mislead some.
Then you should be golden. Enjoy.
Both amps are now connected to the Apollo and I'm alternating back and forth.

Thanks for the expertise. I thought it would be OK to do but it's nice to get a second opinion or two.