I have a Chord Qutest, set to 2 volts output, volume set to “fixed” but am definitely not getting full output from my system. This is easily apparent when comparing the preamp volume control setting using my phono stage (1.3v output) to using the DAC. I can actually max out the preamp and only get ~80db sound from listening chair. So something is amiss. Any suggestions?
I’m using an older MacBook, usb to DAC, latest version of Roon. And as stated, volume is set to fixed. All sliders I can see are maxed out in any case.
Thanks in advance.