I just received some DT880's (600 ohm) and hooked them up to my little dot 1+ and I don't think that my amp can cut the mustard.
My current setup is Musical Hall mmf 5.1 (with a Goldring G 2100 cartridge) into an audio technica PEQ3 phono preamp into the Little dot 1+.
I got the DT 880's because I would like to have the clarity that is mentioned in this article
When I first plugged them into my setup, I had to turn the knob on the amp to the 9 o'clock position to get decent volume. I had expected this and figured I would have to get a more powerful amp. I was thinking that maybe the little dot IV se might be a good choice. I was looking around the $400 mark. Do you think the LD IV se would be able to drive the 880's or should I look elsewhere. It is also possible that I need to get a better preamp but I am not sure.
I listen to mostly classic rock vinyl and live audience recordings of grateful dead shows.
Let me know what you guys think.
Thanks in advance.