Originally Posted by ksigdawg
Thanks for the feedback.... I will give that a shot and see if perhaps one speaker or the wiring to one speaker is the culprit. It's so strange how it worked perfectly and then this problem arose out of nowhere after a few months of use. The reason I was curious about whether or not it could be an Audyssey issue where the AVR is trying to compensate for too much open space is because I didn't calibrate the system with Audyssey until a couple of months in due to the original "sub-par" advice that I received from the Best Buy installers. Now with Audyssey enabled it sounds much better but won't let me crank it up. Very weird....
Are you saying that you were able to listen at high volumes for a long periods of time before the audyssey calibration and that the protection issue happened right after you did the audyssey calibration? If so, that sounds like a strong correlation.
I would run the whole system at loud volumes without audyssey for a week first. Then if you turn audyssey back on and have issues at the same perceived volume then your on the right track. Keep in mind the volume number on the receiver could be lower with audyssey on and yet draw more power if audyssey is making boost at various frequencies.
Also if you're room is very big, has a lot of soft/absorbent materials and you like to rock, bigger DT speakers will serve you better.
Also, Denons don't run hot in my experience, but they still need some breathing room. If its stuffed in a closed cabinet, that's no good too. Edited by toddRiffic - 4/2/13 at 5:14pm