ok I’ve have my Marantz HD DAC 1 for over two years now and had my Adam Audio Active F5 speakers connected to the line out of the DAC. I think I’m supposed to have them connected to the variable output of the DAC though. When I connect the speakers to the variable output of the DAC I have to set the DAC gain to low or else the speakers distort a bit. Here is the manual for the Marantz DAc https://www.us.marantz.com/-/media/...rantzNA/US/HD-DAC1-Owner-Manual---English.pdf And this is for my active monitors. https://www.adam-audio.com/content/uploads/2016/11/adam-audio-user-manual-f-series-en-de-cn.pdf How should I connect them? I use my MacBook as my source with Tidal. So MacBook into the DAC and DAC out to my speakers Do I use the variable outs on the DAC instead of the line level? And if I’m supposed to use the variable outs , how do I set the serperate volumes for he speakers? Thanks in advance !