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(1) Change your volume Scale to the (-79.5 dB to +18.0 dB) range from the default (0 to 98) range (see p. 155 of PDF manual). It will be easier to discuss the volume setting with other Audyssey users after you do that.
(2) Your sub level is now much too high. Rerun Audyssey with the volume control on the sub itself turned lower. Your goal is to have Audyssey put the sub trim between -5 and +5. To save time, tell Audyssey to calculate results after measuring at the main (first) listener position only. Adjust sub volume again if needed. When you see the sub trim between -5 and +5, then run the Audyssey setup with all the listener positions.
(3) After running Audyssey, leave all the speakers at the default trim positions, at least for a while. Give yourself a chance to judge how your system sounds with the defaults.
(4) Check that all the Audyssey control settings are at their default positions. See p. 156-157 of manual. MultEQ XT32 = Audyssey (default), Dynamic EQ = On, Reference Level Offset = 0 dB, Dynamic Volume = Off, LFC = Off.
(5) Start listening with the volume setting at -40 dB. (Note: -40 dB on the -79.5 to +18.0 scale is the same as +40 on the 0 to 98 scale, which is where you have it now.) Then turn it up gradually until you're happy. 0 dB is considered "movie reference level" but I'm guessing you won't need to go nearly that high in volume.
edit: More on reasons for my procedure. Your sub level is so high now that you may "bottom out" the sub (on bass-heavy material) before the other speakers get even medium-loud. In other words "Sub level very HIGH compared to other speakers" is the same thing as "other speaker levels very LOW compared to sub". My general idea is to let Audyssey set your system the way it thinks is correct. Then adjust Volume to a "comfortably loud" level. Then allow a little time for your ears get used to that sound, before making any other changes.