I purchased my speakers new back in '98 or '99. A fairly standard paradigm entry level setup.
Monitor 7 - Fronts
CC-370 - Center
Atom - Rears
PSD(?) 12" - Powered Sub
I drove these with a Yamaha 5.1 receiver for 10 years and really liked it. The Yamaha finally gave up the ghost and I replaced it with a new Pioneer VSX-1120-K. Then moved, and moved again, and now finally settled in the house and setting up my system.
All that for this: I'm just underwhelmed by the VSX-1120 in terms of volume and sound reproduction. (Note: I also went 100% HDMI, previously used optical for audio)
I am bi-amping the front speakers. I've gone through the setup a few times and tried tweaking it.
I'm looking for some suggestions for two things:
1) What tuning should I be looking at for the Pioneer. How can I determine if it's just a lack of wattage?
2) Suggestions for a sub-$700 receiver (new or used) that would be an appropriate companion for my Paradigms.
Thanks in advance!