Old receivers like the JVC calibrated the volume different from the modern day receivers.
Older receivers would get louder early - and then begin to distort as you continued to
raise the volume louder and on to the max. ( distorted power is not healthy)
Also some JVC receivers had an un-defeatable built in loudness volume control/level.
Newer receivers calibrate the volume different - and will hold some power till you raise
the volume (higher), and some power is also held for the headroom.
Nothing wrong with having to raise the volume higher on the modern receivers. You still
have some power. The Sony can drive a lot of speakers with good power.
However with that said - you could still use a speaker upgrade.
Who and Where - is the Way, the Truth and the Life?
Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30
Last edited by zieglj01; 07-16-2014 at 08:57 PM.