Forgive me if this has been covered before, I searched and couldn't find anything. Found someone with the same question on another board, so I thought it was worth asking.
When I had a Denon AVR hooked up for a short time to these speakers, I noticed my speakers had more bass then they do with this SC-05 and the SC-05 has a flatter sound. I thought maybe it had to do with Audyssey vs. MCACC and the way each calibrated my system. I also noticed that when I turned off/disabled the MCACC on the Pio that my speakers were MUCH louder. I was looking through my settings and noticed the way MCACC had calibrated my "Fine Channel Level". And here lies my question. MCACC has set ALL my speakers in the negative category. I know it's trying to balance out the levels, but shouldn't at least one be set at zero, for the rest to be in the negative numbers? Why does MCACC prefer to set them to quieter levels? Doesn't that make the amp work hard because I have to turn the volume up higher?