Two volume controls

I just took delivery of my Sprout 100, very nice. I guess i didn’t look closely at the specs and was assuming that the analog out was a non-variable output. So, when running a pair of powered speakers (Audioengine) I have volume control on the Sprout plus volume control on the speakers.

Complicated by having regular speakers connected to the Sprout as well (two rooms close together).

So, are there compromises involved and would it be best to use the powered speaker volume at maximum? Even then I get the feeling that sound quality is not so good on the powered speakers.


I would just set a comfortable level. The Sprout level control does not lose resolution at any setting so set it where best it works.