AVR300 no sound until 40db

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    Just set up my new AVR 300 and I dont seem to get any sound until the volume is over 40db, is this correct and working fine or is my amp working to hard?
     
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    It's normal - the gain is in decibels and you get to hear stuff at normal listening levels on average sensitivity loudspeakers in the 50 - 70 dB range. 80-ish will be pretty loud :)

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    Thanks for the quick reply and puytting my mind at rest, iv just upgraded from the Arcam A75 where you get 'sound' right from the bottom of the volume scale, which is why i was confussed :)
     
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    Just wondering why there is only sound when the radio is on at a db level of over 80db...
     
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    From the AVR250 Manual:

    ADV 5 – Analogue Settings
    Input trims: Allows the adjustment of the input sensitivity of the analogue inputs (in
    Volts rms) so that each one achieves the optimum dynamic range and sounds similar in
    loudness to the others.
    Available level settings are: LOW 0.5V, MEDIUM 1V, REFERENCE 2V, HIGH 4V. The
    reference level of 2V should be appropriate for most inputs.
    If a source is very quiet compared with the other sources you can increase its loudness
    by selecting the MEDIUM 1V or LOW 0.5V settings.


    Might help
     
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    Whoops - radio presumably is the one in the receiver?? In which case ignore the previous post...
     

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