Hey everyone, sorry to quote an old post but I too have an issue with my TX-SR876 producing very low volume. Currently in stereo mode as I'm in a new house and haven't run 7.1 yet. Just front towers and a sub. The chap I quoted simply reset his as it was a 2nd hand unit whereas mine is brand new out of box (sat in storage for 4-5 years )
When I play with db settings, the tone out of my JBL Studio 10 towers is very loud and my subwoofer literally shakes my house. However, when I watch tv or listen to music on my cable box I can literally crank it all the way to +4 and it doesn't produce anything like my Harman Kardon did. I couldn't hear lyrics over my wife's vaccuuming a couple of rooms away Is +4 the max volume, or is that where my problem lies?
I'm sure there is something I can do since this is quite a complex unit. I did use the Audyssey mic to set it up, can tell the receiver and my speakers are able to produce a lot of sound, and have checked my blu ray HDMI input and the output is also quiet.
Any help would be appreciated!
Some settings to check:
1. IntelliVolume - For your sources (each individual one): Page 110 in your manual.
2. Volume Setup (Volume Display - Muting Level - Maximum Volume): Page 115 in your manual.
3. Adjusting Speaker Levels: Page 71 from your manual.
4. Using the Late Night Function: Page 109 (manual).
(5) Rerun Audyssey.
* You couldn't hear lyrics...wife's vacuuming? --> An audio cable may be picking up interference.
Try re-positioning your cables.
Did all of those and while it helped a little, there is still no way I'm hearing what this receiver is capable of. As previously mentioned, my receiver maxes out at +4 and the manual says it should reach +18 - that said, I don't think the extra 14 is going to make a big difference..
There has to be something else I'm missing?? I wanna crank it up!
Rerun Audyssey. ...That's why your Relative Volume (Master Level) maxes out @ +4.0 dB instead of +18.0dB.
Audyssey right now in your 876 is most likely set to counter-balance the amount of +EQ it has done (in your previous place?).
You have to follow the Audyssey settings: proper mic positioning, subwoofer(s) level, etc. ...Many important rules to follow in order to get the best sound performance.
* When I had my 876 my max volume was about +11.0dB, but I was never going over +3.0dB in normal listening.
Anyway check that, and if you have more to share that you forgot, it would help.
Ok, I will run again for the 3rd time later today. I was following proper direction the other two times except for using a tripod as I dont have one. Just used a box to get proper height.
Not forgetting anything else, I opened the box for the first time the other day after sitting in storage so no prior settings to deal with.
That's a problem for sure right there. Putting the mic on top of a box is not the proper way.
At the very least use a camera tripod, and a microphone stand is the very best for top measurement performance.
* A mic stand (with a boom); you can get for $15-25 only. ...Get one, it's worth it.
<<>> I am quite sure that using that box to put your mic on is your main issue. Please, correct that.