Originally Posted by Vincent5525
Bah, does this mean I need to increase my budget? My last amp was a Yamaha RX-v3800. The guys at seven oaks are trying to sell me an Anthem MRX300, but it is so ugly my wife wont allow it in the living room.
I did managed to improve the output a bit of the receiver by turning off DRC.
Now its acceptable.
My previous amp, Integra DTR 70.2, had more power but also 4x the price !
Have a Behringer stereo amp with a lot of power but also with that amp in the past i needit to go to 70-75% of max power to drive 2 small desktop speakers from the pre-out of the Integra.
So its not just the power mentioned in the spec list of the amp, even or more important is the power of signal that is fed to the amp.
When that signal is low, in my case from the BD player or the disk itself, then the amp has to work hard to make a loud sound.
When i take the signal from the Internet radio that is high, the amp has an easy job.
So in 2 cases the amp gives a complete different result, in case 1 i would say its to weak, in case 2 i say its power is more then enough, so it depends.........
But beleave me, its a great receiver for the price, and i could compare with much higher priced multi channel receivers or stereo amps !EDIT 28-4
Found an other setting that restrikted the power output: Volume limit.
This setting is standard set at 0.0 dB and can be set to OFF what will give an extra +12.0 dB.
I do understand why this limit is set to 0.0 as after this point the receiver will start to hiss, well, what can a human being expect from a sub $300 receiver.........PS
. also channel level in the manual speaker setup, moving the channels to + dB, will make a big differents in output.
I did an +5 dB on all channels and this resulted in a 5 dB lower overall volume use.
And we have TRIM
in the EQ setting.
Also moving this bar up will increase output level but at this point i am not sure what this will do to the overall volume output, i will test this setting this weekend and report back.........