Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ottawa (Orleans), ON
What levels were the speakers set to by Audyssey?
I ask this because, earlier today, I helped a colleague tweak his new HT set-up - which includes a Denon AVR-1712 and a Klipsch Sub 12 (nice pieces of equipment, good values when on sale) - and we noticed that the volume had to be turned up fairly high to get to a good playback level. (I don't recall the exact numbers, but we were playing Master & Commander somewhere in the range of -10dB to -7dB, and I believe I normally play it at somewhere in the range of -16 to -12dB.)
He had already run Audyssey and it had set all the speaker levels around the -4dB level (and the sub to -12dB).
In his case (and perhaps in yours, too?), turning down the gain on the sub may cause Audyssey (once it's re-run) not to drop the sub level - and, in concert with that, the levels of the rest of the speakers - quite so low, which should result in not having to turn the volume up as loud for playback.