Thanks. What about the low volume level? Even on the headphones it was turned up on the amp but the output again was not what I would expect. Normally, when I listen to a cd, dvd or the tv via the amp, I only need to turn the volume knob to down to 30 to get it plenty loud. If I'm alone then I might turn it down further to around 15 when I want to shake the house. With the turn table last night, I had it down to 10 and the volume level coming out of the speakers and the headphones was just at the comfort level.
I would have thought that the turntable output via the preamp would be plenty loud. At least it was when I had it plugged into a regular 2-channel integrated amp back in the 80's. I'll try the turntable and the preamp on my other 2 channel integrated amp tonight and report back.
It's gotta be the Yamaha AVR.