Originally Posted by lovinthehd
And what speakers do you have and what size room are you trying to fill? How did you measure 60%? Do you know if your volume is linear or algorithmic? Do you know the amp specs of each of the previous AVRs? How do you measure "power", do you know how much the difference in "power" between the two avr's you're considering translates to in terms of actual spl? How that applies to your room?
The room is about 1,400 cubic feet. The other avr was the Onkyo txsr 605 and I believe it was 90 watts per channel and the Denon is 95 watts per channel.
I come by 60% because that is the nu,ber the volume has to be in order to feel that the room is mostly filled with sound. Not necessarily loud but full of sound. By the time I hit like 70, things are really too loud all around so I really go from too quiet to too loud and no in between.
It's almost like the difference between being quick and fast. They are different but many inter pet them to be the same. I can get loud if I push the avr far up but I am not getting that room filling sound at lower levels really.
No, I haven't done any fancy tests on my room. I just know that the Onkyo as I remember was more room filling than the Denon and I cannot figure why that would be besides the difference in wattages. I have since been told that today's avr use a special algorithm that explains why I need to go so high to get sound in the room.
Oh, and the mains are Klipsch Kf-30's.