Got mine for xmas and I *swear* it was louder than this when I took it out the box. Goes from -62 to +15 and a calm listening volume in stereo is -20. Might be brain out the window, but I could have sworn I was using -35 to -30 when i got it rigged up. Spec is as follows: Marantz SR4200 reciever WharfeDale DVD 750 Sony MDS-JE440 Mission M73s front Mission 70C1 centre crap Eltax rears Yammy YST-SW005 all digital interconnects (except to PC) QED silver anniversary Biwire Only recent change has been addition of a sub and fitting banana plugs to all speaker connections on the amp end. The connections are far cleaner than they were previously. So tell me, is this my amp being odd or has anyone else found their 4200 needs a good kick to get it going? Once up it's plenty loud enough for me, just takes a while to get there.