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I was watching TV yesterday and for whatever reason the speakers just dont get as loud as I would expect. I was watching the voice with the girlfriend and had my denon 3313 set to stereo, and at -12.5 on the dial. The volume was not as loud as I would have thought. For reference I had Athena AS-B2 speakers and a Yamaha RXV-1900 and the speakers would get much louder, I wouldnt increase the volume past -20 before it became quite loud. Now with the RC-70 which are roughly the same sensitivity seem to require much more power. Even when I put a blu ray the volume does get a bit louder but i still turn it up to -15 or -10.

My question is regarding the amp mostly. Is there something wrong with pushing this amp to -5 for the duration of a movie or while watching tv. I would assume as long as there is minimal distortion in the single it wont hurt the speakers but is this so. The room is mid-sized the towers are 7.5 and 8.5 feet away for the LP. The room is 11x20x8 so 1760 cu.ft. The sub doesnt seem to struggle at all.
post #2 of 7
Well you switched speakers and receiver so its difficult to do a comparison. Do you still have the Yamaha 1900?

-20 on the Denon and -20 on the Yamaha do not necessarily mean the same thing.
post #3 of 7
Have you run Audyssey on the Denon yet? If so, describe your procedure.

To answer your question, I have a 2113ci and watch movies at -5db all the time, perfectly fine.
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We were watching that last night also & I felt like the volume was lower than usual. At least lower than it was last year from my initial thought. I think I had it on -15ish range also.

Alan P -- Is there something you're thinking of that Audyssey might do? Maybe it set all of his speakers too low, but wanted to know if you know something I dont....b/c I'm running MultEQ XT
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The yamaha died. So i cant test it anymore. I ran audyssey at 6 positions looked over what the distances and xover was made some modifications. The speaker ports are open right now but soon i will shut themas they are too close to the rear wall. Roughly 6-8inches.

Crossover is set to 80hz sub is a velo eq-max 12
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by ousooner2 View Post

We were watching that last night also & I felt like the volume was lower than usual. At least lower than it was last year from my initial thought. I think I had it on -15ish range also.

Alan P -- Is there something you're thinking of that Audyssey might do? Maybe it set all of his speakers too low, but wanted to know if you know something I dont....b/c I'm running MultEQ XT

Nope, no secrets here. biggrin.gif It's just that sometimes people screw up the calibration, but from his reply below it sounds like he did it right.

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Originally Posted by Petden View Post

The yamaha died. So i cant test it anymore. I ran audyssey at 6 positions looked over what the distances and xover was made some modifications. The speaker ports are open right now but soon i will shut themas they are too close to the rear wall. Roughly 6-8inches.

Crossover is set to 80hz sub is a velo eq-max 12

Sounds like you know what you're doing. Do you have a SPL meter so you can verify your speakers are all at 75db? Otherwise, I would just accept that the master volume controls are just calibrated differently from AVR to AVR like afrogt said and that program material/TV channels can vary widely in volume.
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I dont have an spl meter but it might be worthwhile to pick one up. Living in Canada is there any place that has decent meters for relatively cheap?
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