XLR cable splitter?


I will have both a A/V pre-amp (McIntosh MX 135) and headphone amp (Donald North Audio Stratus) that has XLR balanced inputs whose signals will come from a Yiggy DAC which has only one balanced output but 2 unbalanced outputs.  

I prefer balanced but would require a XLR spitter so both the Mac and HP amp get balanced signals.  First, am I better off with just using the unbalanced RCA output on the Yiggy for one of them as there would be signal degradation using a splitter?  If not, which spitter would you recommend?
ymc226
After looking at the photo of the Yiggy’s internal printed circuit board at the Schiit website I think it is very likely that the two RCA outputs are simply wired together, and using both of those outputs would therefore be not much different than splitting a single RCA output externally.

It is also very possible (although I have no way of knowing for sure) that the signals provided to the RCA connectors are the same signals that are provided to one of the two signal pins on the XLR connectors. That is done in many designs which provide both RCA and XLR outputs, and in those cases using the RCA and XLR outputs simultaneously is likely to be a less than optimal approach.

Also, the Yiggy’s outputs are described as having a low 75 ohm output impedance and being suitable for driving 600 ohm professional gear. This suggests that using its XLR outputs to drive two components would not be an issue.

Given all of that, I suggest purchasing a pair of one of the pro-oriented and inexpensive XLR y-adapter cables shown at this link and giving them a try.

Regards,
-- Al

I am not sure , I understand your post ....

@Maxwave, if you are referring to my post what is it that you don't understand?

Regards,
-- Al
 

@almarg,
Sorry, It was about the OP description of his needs
I am not perfectly bilingual . Post , threads , .... ??? Is it the same  ?
French is my first language
It is a  specialized vocabulary  , often used here.  

After looking at the photo of the Yiggy’s internal printed circuit board at the Schiit website I think it is very likely that the two RCA outputs are simply wired together, and using both of those outputs would therefore be not much different than splitting a single RCA output externally.

It is also very possible (although I have no way of knowing for sure) that the signals provided to the RCA connectors are the same signals that are provided to one of the two signal pins on the XLR connectors. That is done in many designs which provide both RCA and XLR outputs, and in those cases using the RCA and XLR outputs simultaneously is likely to be a less than optimal approach.

Also, the Yiggy’s outputs are described as having a low 75 ohm output impedance and being suitable for driving 600 ohm professional gear. This suggests that using its XLR outputs to drive two components would not be an issue.

Given all of that, I suggest purchasing a pair of one of the pro-oriented and inexpensive XLR y-adapter cables shown at this link and giving them a try.

Regards,
-- Al


Thanks Al,  they look perfect for my intended use.
I am not perfectly bilingual . Post , threads , .... ??? Is it the same ?
French is my first language
@Maxwave, to illustrate the difference between "posts" and "threads":

What we are participating in now is one thread, titled "XLR Cable Splitter." As of now this one thread has a total of seven posts, including this post and the OP’s post which started the thread.  (The post count shown by Audiogon's software does not include the initial post in a thread, so it indicates six posts for this thread as of now, rather than seven). 

@Ymc226, glad I was helpful.

Best regards,
-- Al

@almarg
many thanks.
now I understand.
And I always have to indicate , who the post is for.

Regards
Pierre