*ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY - PIONEER KRP-500M*
(2) Monitor Audio RX6 towers
(1) Monitor Audio RX center
(2) Monitor Audio RX FX surrounds
(1) Rythmik FV15HP-SE sub
(1) NAD T758 AVR
volume settings are relative.
Audyssey sets "0" as reference in your receiver for each channel. If you change the level(gain) on any of the channels the number settings no longer correlate to anything.
I normally listen with my volume setting at -15 for normal listening and might push to -12 for an action or sci-fi flick with heavy bass and sound depending on mix. My speakers realistically cannot get to reference without an enormous amount of distortion so thats where I cap the dial.