Thanks ahead of time for any thoughts. Zombie_X is already trying to help me out, but I wanted to not bother him alone so much. Here is my problem. I purchased the Auditor amp which is fantastic, but my problem is that I need to use adapters for the RCA output from my Rega Apollo CD player. This results in a significant cut in the available voltage from the Auditor. With my 600ohm 880s I have to turn the volume to 100% on the Auditor to get close to normal listening levels.
We had thought of putting the signal from the CD player through a preamp first to get the gain boost, but would that not just mean that in essence I am hearing the preamp in terms of sound quality anyway, in other words just use the preamp? If that is the case the Auditor is wasted for my 880s. Is there anyway to take an RCA feed from the CD and get its gain boosted without having the signal processed before it gets to the Auditor? Thanks for any suggestions. I'm so bummed as I bought the Auditor for the 880s. At least my 650s get loud enough, but I really want to use both headphones if I can.