@Rob Watts, Hi Fi Choice mentioned in their review of the Hugo that one could increase the dynamic range of the Hugo (when used solely as a DAC with a pairing amplifier) by increasing the volume of the Hugo to the max (white color light indicator) whilst simultaneously reducing the volume on the amp until it reaches clipping point. The magazine says this makes the Hugo sound its best. Can you verify if this method indeed makes the Hugo sound its best?
Are you sure it is not on the other way around? Every amp has input sensitivity. Hence, if you put too much load into the amp, it would produce clipping.
Edited by alubis - 8/21/14 at 5:46am