Hi. I jumped on the bandwagon and bought the Pioneer 1015 replacing my 4 yr old Pio 509. However, it seems that my old receiver was much louder (although less clear sound) than the 1015. I used to be comfortable at around -40db on that one but here I have to raise the volume up to around -20 to get the same amount of loudness. Am I missing something? Isn't 1015 supposed to be really loud and powerful? The speaker connections seem to be okay. The MCACC passed with no errors. So far the only thing that looks cool is the blue power light Actually, MCACC is pretty cool too. But if I have to raise the volume to about 80-90% of total available for normal listening, I am not sure if I want to spend 500 bucks.