Im not really understanding whats' going on here. If you use a dac with more then 1.8 V RMS output, (most are 2.0 V) it WILL CLIP ON HIGH GAIN. There's no question about this, it's not broke, it's not maybe it will clip, it will clip, period. It's by design, and on purpose. So what is the issue again? Most DAPs have half a volt... .5 V RMS, that is why you need high gain.
1/31/12 at 1:53pm