I'm a bit lost. I'm picking up a new DAC (Auralic Vega), and I really can't justify keeping this Zodiac Gold here even though it works nicely with my single-ended Decware EL34 amp.
I'm researching an attenuator to use with the Vega, and I would like to use its differential output. I was first looking at the Khozmo (http://www.akustyk.com/products_dale_shunt.html
) and having him add supermalloy (80%Ni, 15%Fe, 5% Mo) transformers.
Input impedance of the Decware Rachel (straight amp no volume) is about 100K, and output impedance of Vega is 4.7ohm (XLR), and it does 4.4vrms on both RCA/XLR.
I'm out of league understanding if this would be excessive and if something like Slagle's autoformers do the same job with less.
A dual-mono XLR > RCA unit from Akustyk with all the extras he offers and silver wiring was about $800.