I have a Sony STR-DE597 surround receiver (Okay it's not that great but it's what I can afford) and have found that the volume at any given output level is several decibels less than the old one it replaced (also a Sony) even tho they have "identical" specs.
One area where the new one is really short is in the lower frequencies. I'm using RT-7s and was wondering if anyone had any suggestion for a sub. Or should I just sell the Sony, go to therapy, break open the piggy bank and force myself while under hypnosis to spend more than a nickle? Thanks.