I am consistently unable to turn the volume above 90 db on any input, regardless of whether I am playing something or not through that input, and of the speaker switch being set at 4 or 8 ohm. The limit is correctly set at 100 through the menu. I have not really looked into this before as I rarely need more volume. I have a feeling it went up to 96 when I bought it, but can't remember why / when it may have changed. Also, when turning the volume from 84 to 85 or vice versa, there is an audible "click" through the speakers. This seems to affect all inputs the same, but when stereo direct is on it is more prominent, and there are faint "clicks" almost at every volume change above 80 db. The AVR is 2 months old but ex-demo, the firmware is 3.36, the speakers castle compact columns (87 db, 6 ohm), and the items connected to the AVR are DV79, CD92, ProJect debut III, telewest box, VCR (audio only). Before I take it back to my dealer (perhaps they have somehow fixed the max to 90???), I would greatly appreciate any advice on this, and the "clicking" issue. Many thanks to anyone who takes the time to anwer.