I'm new to home theater and recently bought a yamaha 4065 with pioneer sb-bs22 fronts, pioneer sb-cs22 center and polk om3 surrounds, and polk psw505 sub. The system sounds really good with music and movies, but I have to crank the volume to -15 to -10 to watch movies. Is it possible that something is wrong with the reciever? I've tried using adaptive dynamic range but it didn't help much, I still had to cank up the volume.
My room is about 15 by 25, thanks for the info. I guess my speakers are just a lower sensitivity. I was looking a their specs and it says they are 6 impendence. Would it make a difference if I lowered the impendence setting on my reciever, I think the default is 8?
As stated by Afro-GT the sensitivity is on the low side ,and given the room size an amplifier upgrade would be of no help. Every 3db increase in sound level requires a doubling of amplifier power, Those speaker were never meant to fill a room that size. Maybe check the speaker forum and ask some question about speakers that would work in that size room, unless you are not able to use a bigger speaker(WAF). The pioneers can be repurposed to surround detail once you can upgrade.