Wow. That means you didn't even send through headphone amplification although with Hugo's design, I'm not sure how big a difference that means. Basically you are saying line level or close to it could drive the speakers. Have you tried just plugging in the linn directly to speakers as well as it should be similar given that both sending around line level.
I'm not sure how comfortable I am trying this on mine, but maybe I will. I still don't see how it would work even close to well or loud. Those speakers are 50w at 8ohms minimum recommended. Don't see how the 1w at 8ohms could be enough as speakers would try to draw a ton more which would cause clipping etc even if you could hear anything beyond a whisper. And the tiny battery would drain fast assuming it could pull out what it wanted.
Hew did you attach speaker plugs into rca jack? Did you rewire speak cables or use some adapter. Could you link the adapter or give us picture of rewire. Might try if just using adapter.
Crashem with you talking watts maybe you can clear...this up for me,the higher the resistance the harder it is to drive headphones,maybe I'm wrong here but aren't speakers with less resistance say from 8 ohms to 4 ohms puts more strain on a power amp yet it's less resistance,then you have power as in watts,now Rob watts says the Hugo has a powerful amp section that can drive most if not all headphones but only has 1w,not sure with headphones but with speakers for example 86 db spl is harder to drive than 90 db spl but I thought that was ohms as in the resistance,I just don't get it at all,I know you Go by the rms for accurate power to match amp and speakers but I don't think it's that easy
Edited by Hifi Nutter - 4/29/14 at 5:51am