i currently own a pioneer elite vsx23txh and was using it to drive my rtia7 speakers.
Since everybody here knows that the rtia7 tend to be a little bright i went ahead and purchased a rotel rb990bx amp, because according to a lot of people here it provided a warm sound.
I went ahead and hooked to the pre outs on the avr and ran the mcacc automatic calibration software of the pioneer.
I did not like the sound at all it killed, i mean literally killed the brightness of the music.
Played some cd and it sounded muffled and not louder or fuller.
I am wondering if there is a way to know if i am using the avr correctly as a pre. I have to push the volume all the way to -10db to feel the speakers come alive.
I would like to know if there is a loud function on this avr or a proper way to set up so the speakers can sing and i can enjoy their full potential
any advice will be greatly appreciated