I am using Polk Monitor 50s and CS1 for my front speakers, and Monitor 30s for my surrounds. My receiver is an HK AVR 230, and I have a HK DVD 22 Player.
When I listen to music from my Polk XRt12, it can get pretty loud, and I usually listen around -20dB setting.
However, when I play a DVD via Optical, I can turn it to -10dB, and it still is not as loud as the -20dB with music.
I am wondering, because at -10dB, it can only get twice as loud as it is since 10dB changes double the volume. Even then, it still is not really that loud.
Are there any tips I am probably missing to get the most out of my system? I know it can get loud, but I have not yet experienced the fullness of the receiver or speakers.
I've heard of some systems where someone only goes 25% and they can't stay in the room. I could crank this to 100% on a DVD and still be somewhat comfortable, which is not what I expected.
I know Polk and HK have more power than this.