I was watching TV yesterday and for whatever reason the speakers just dont get as loud as I would expect. I was watching the voice with the girlfriend and had my denon 3313 set to stereo, and at -12.5 on the dial. The volume was not as loud as I would have thought. For reference I had Athena AS-B2 speakers and a Yamaha RXV-1900 and the speakers would get much louder, I wouldnt increase the volume past -20 before it became quite loud. Now with the RC-70 which are roughly the same sensitivity seem to require much more power. Even when I put a blu ray the volume does get a bit louder but i still turn it up to -15 or -10.
My question is regarding the amp mostly. Is there something wrong with pushing this amp to -5 for the duration of a movie or while watching tv. I would assume as long as there is minimal distortion in the single it wont hurt the speakers but is this so. The room is mid-sized the towers are 7.5 and 8.5 feet away for the LP. The room is 11x20x8 so 1760 cu.ft. The sub doesnt seem to struggle at all.