Another newbie Denon owner here and have a question (I googled around the forums and didn't find any existing info, so....). Not sure if this should go into the Audyssey thread or here, so I'll start here.
SO--As part of an HT upgrade, I recently bought a refurbed X1000 (half price at Accessories4less so couldn't NOT buy it, and it's a HUGE upgrade over my ten year old, low-end, Onkyo). I also bought Emptek E5Bi bookshelfs, E5Ci center, and an SVS PB-1000 sub (I kept my aging Cambridge Soundworks Newtons for surrounds). The room is about 15' by 20', although the actual listening area takes up only the left half, so is small.
I ran Audyssey, meticulously following all the guidelines (proper settings for sub, used camera tripod to mount mic at listening height, quiet environment, other gagdets off, arranged listening positions per guidelines, kept myself out of the room, etc). The result is 100% better than what I had before, no doubt. The issue is that I notice that to get any appreciable volume, I have to crank the Denon up to 50 or greater. Out of curiosity, I checked the config, and Audyssey has my speaker and sub distances set to around 14', which seems right.
Is this volume thing expected behavior for my setup? Having no previous experience with Denons or AVRs, it probably is. If it isn't, want to make sure I didn't do something wrong with Audyssey or I'm missing a setting on the receiver.