why won’t the Hugo2 do the Utopia justice? Chord dacs are very resolved, transparent, high quality, and their power output is more than enough to drive the Utopia, which isn’t too hard to drive.You need both clear and utopia driven at their 100% potential to hear differences according to price. Electronics play a big role in this. Hugo 2 alone won't do justice to Utopia.
Thats why its important to balance your system with electronics and hps as far as your budget is concerned.
With that said, personally I need a warmer amp with the Utopia to enjoy it, as it becomes too lean and a little sharp for me paired with a Hugo. But the Utopia is in no way underdriven by a Hugo or Hugo2