Here is my setup and the question is below. Thanks for any advice.
room is 13x20. the speakers and seating is at opposite ends of the rectangle.
My question is regarding the volume of the system. I have found that i have to turn up the volume on the system louder than what i expected to get the sound i wanted. the HK goes from 0-100 and also dB level. I turn it up to about 60 (-40dB) on the scale to get comfortable TV watching. If I turn it down to like 30 I can not hear anything at all. Even with my ear right in front of the speaker it is very faint. I was concerned that this (60) was over 1/2 way. is this normal? I have a few DVD concerts that i have to turn up to like 70-75% to really get rocking. Is this normal that i have to turn it up so loud?. Most of the TV channels do not have very good sound at all. I have some of the HD movie channels and they do not sound much louder either. Typically with movies i have to turn it up to like 75/80 to get it to sound the way i want.
Any opinions/advice on this would be greatly appreciated.