Sooo, I have a pair of Revel F12's, a James Cinema 12 sub, James S83 center, and B&W surrounds (in ceiling). I had a Rotel RSX-1058 driving the whole system, but have just added a McIntosh MC500 to power my center. Here is the issue. With the distance levels set with my Radio Shack meter, it all sounded ok. I thought this extra power from such a great amp would add more detail to my more than capable center channel. I have a tributaries interconnect going from the center 1 channel preout to the right (bridged) input of the Mcintosh, the interconnect is about 18". I am using a braided Ixos 11 AWG speaker wire and the center now sounds like it is running on half the power. I am using the -8 positive terminal and the left channel common (though I have tried the right channel comon as well with no change). The problem is that the center now lacks any kind of punch. The sound is there, but I had to set my distance level from +3 to +7(max) for it to even sound as good as it did. The sound coming from it is good, but the level seems to so much lower that my l/C/R and surrounds. Do you all see any issues with this? Where is all my power going?