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LIttle Dot MKIV as a preamp

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I've been saving up to purchase a little dot MK IV because everyone says a lot of great things about it... for headphones.  I know this is a headphone forum but no one really talks about how well it works as a pre-amp for speakers.  Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about it when used for that?

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I don't have an MK IV but I use two of their older units as pre-amps for two different power amps and they have worked great.
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If you like your bass solidly in control, the Little Dot Mk IV doesn't really do wonders in that department, but for everything else i have no complaints really with it driving my KRK RP5s.

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Originally Posted by Categg View Post

If you like your bass solidly in control, the Little Dot Mk IV doesn't really do wonders in that department, but for everything else i have no complaints really with it driving my KRK RP5s.

Have you tried rolling the driver tubes?
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Nope it's on the stock tubes CV4010

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Try rolling them--that'd have the most effect when using it as a preamp.
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i purchased it and it is reeeaaaaaaly quiet even with the gain turned all the way up and the volume turned all the way up.  im using grado 225is and active monitors the headphones are super quiet and the speakers turned all the way up sounds like they are turned up to a 3.  should i send it back for another?  or are they all like that?

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One thing I've noticed about my MK IV SE is that when I have both the headphones plugged in and have it connected to my power amps it does not seem to have as much volume and the sound loses detail.  Now I always make sure I only have one thing connected to it at a time.  Even having the amps connected but not turned on seems to drain it of power for headphone listening.

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