Question: speaker volume sounds low
Not sure if this is the right thread; please advise if not.
I just purchased a Sony STR-DN1040 A/V Receiver. I had previously owned a JVC RX-D702B which I thought had great sound and functionality, but an overheating issue that caused me to send it back to warranty service twice and eventually after a number of years went kaput.
I used Onkyo SKS-HT240 speaker system with the JVC and in general I was happy with them. However, as the JVC aged I found myself having to turn the volume up to get the same volume from the speakers. Eventually I started noticing clips / clicks from the speakers.
I have connected the new receiver (1040) to the same speakers, and it seems like I have to turn it up way more (between 30-40) than I should to hear the right sound output, and I still notice some clicks from the speakers at that volume. It seems like this receiver should be more powerful, so I am assuming it is the speakers that are the problem and that they have probably passed their useful life and have been affected by the previous receiver. Does this sound right?
Would there be tests to confirm this? If I did decide to get new speakers, any recommendations for best set <$500 to go with this receiver in a smallish room?