Time for fun and games. I just thought I'd give the line in a work out so hooked up some AKG 701s and the lod from an Ipot touch to use the Studio as an amp. It tightened and focused the sound with more slam and bass control while driving the 701s as loud as could ever use them. The amp stage probably adds around 6db to 10 db of gain full up. I couldn't get it to clip on the AKGs. maxed, the volume was just bearable for a short time to test. If you don't know 701s, they're notoriously hard to drive cans and this drove them well.
On it's own, there's not enough gain to play the AKGs very loud but the amp is plenty strong given enough signal at the line input side.
Edited by goodvibes - 10/4/12 at 3:24pm