Originally Posted by cowboy_frank
Am I missing something?
I have this receiver as a 3.1 setup and have ran through the MCACC setup. I have a Klipsch WF-34 series for my speakers. My front left and right channels are bi-wired. I'm just totally disappointed in the sound level. My left and right channels are quiet and my center speaker is always loud. And this is the same when they are not bi-wired. I'm always readjusting to level out the sound but it's either vocals and no surround or surround and no vocals.
Also on the receiver LCD panel it shows more than 3.1 speakers lit up. Is that supposed to be like that or is it only supposed to show my center, front left, front right, and sub speakers?
I'm wanting it to be nice and loud! And its not......
Sorry to hear your having troubles. When MCACC is going through its routine (full Auto) and is outputting test tones, are the tones about equal in level from the fl/fr and center? Also, after it is done, you can always go in and manually adjust the level so that the fl/fr and ctr are about the same in volume. If you try this and you still cannot get them to equal volumes, you may have a hardware issue (ask me how I know-go ahead). Of course by manually adjusting them you are losing the slight delay that MCACC provides so that the sound from various channels arrives at the listening position at the same time. Some have also done this with a spl meter if you don't trust your ears. The biamping should not be effected by this, even if you had them swithched the wrong way I wouldn't think (as you already tested). Select the appropriate speaker application (see pg 15 in user manual) and use the surround back l/r terminals on the avr to biamp or biwire your speakers (see OM pg 20). Nice speakers by the way
This avr should not have any problem driving those speakers to painful levels. Just be aware that the way Pio has implemented the volume level, typically common listening levels are in the -2X, and -1x can get pretty loud. Some are suprised when they have to turn up to -4x just to hear something. Don't let this worry you, its just a number. As far as the number/type of speakers displayed on the avr, that is indicating the incomming signal, not what is being output.