Originally Posted by Venomous
Until you crank it.... Many go into protection mode.
All you have to do is increase the preamp/amp gain. For example, increase the channel levels in the AVR to 6.0 (Max is 12.0).
I know some guys had the problem of their AVR going into protection mode. I told them to increase the channel levels in the AVR. Now they no longer have that problem
One guy originally had his channel levels set at -4.0 (Audyssey automatic setup). His Denon 3311 kept on going into protection mode and shut down. Now his levels are back up to 0.0, and he never has any more issues.
But let's look at one $600 AVR (street price is more like $400): the Denon 2112
AVR-2112CI’s left channel, from CD input to speaker output with two channels driving 8-ohm loads, reaches 0.1 percent distortion at 96.6 watts and 1 percent distortion at 117.5 watts. Into 4 ohms, the amplifier reaches 0.1 percent distortion at 79.9 watts and 1 percent distortion at 144.4 watts.
It can output 144 Watts into 4ohms. So for music listening, that is more than plenty.
If a speaker has a sensitivity of 90dB/1watt/1m, it would only take 1 Watt of power to produce 90db at 1 meter away. Certainly does not require 144watts.