Originally Posted by pbz06
I have a small living room and listen to -15dB when watching movies. Audyssey also has my trim levels to abkut -4dB.
Do you think I should look into amps still?
What configuration are you running (7.1 / 5.1.4)? and what other speakers are you running?
Do you hear a difference in the speakers when listening to 2-Channel? While the 7011 is rated at 125w, that's with 2 channels driven. Try playing some music with both 2-Channel and All-Channel stereo and see if you can hear a difference in the way your Fronts sound, esp at different volumes, while in 2-Channel, there should be a sweet spot in your volume level where the imaging will be at its best, if there isn't, or it disappears when using more than 2 speakers, then yes you may want to look into a 2 or better yet 3 channel amp, personally I'd say at least something with 150w per channel (200w would be better and keeping you from wondering what if?) 50-65w per driver should be really nice for those 4.5's in the 9060's.
I know it doesn't sound like much more, but a true 150 w/ch from a good discrete amp, is quite a bit different than 125 w/ch from an AVR, even if only driving 2 channels.
Just because Audyssey has set your trim levels low, doesn't mean it's actually hearing the cleanest possible signal as well.
But it really will depend on what "you" are hearing, in "your" room, and because those are 4.5" drivers in your towers, you may actually already have enough.