I've got kind of a weird issue here. I've searched all over these forums and everywhere else, and I can't find an answer, so I'm wondering if there's something wrong with my unit. I have a Denon AVR-1713 hooked up to Ascend CMT-340 SE L/R/C and a PSA XV15 sub. The speakers and receiver are all new within the last 2 weeks or so.
We've watched two movies in the last week, and both of them topped out at a certain volume level, but each one was different. For example, last night we watched Batman Begins. and I could only adjust the volume up to -11 dB before it wouldn't go any further. I know the AVR has a volume limiter feature, but that's turned off. I checked the settings in our BD player (Panasonic DMP-BD605), but I couldn't find anything useful there.
The limiting level isn't always consistent, though. We watched Star Trek earlier in the week, and that one topped out at -16 or -16.5 dB.
Music doesn't exhibit this problem. I can crank that up as loud as I want, but I have to stop well below the max because it gets painfully loud.