Well I set up my new Denon 1802 last week-end and I’m ready to give it a real workout this week-end. I want to do it safely though. I upgraded from a many years old Sony that had a red dot on the volume knob. Thus, the concept of XX dB is a little foreign. I always used the “Don’t turn it past 12 o’clock (half way)rule" on the Sony. My Denon runs from –60 dB to +18 dB. My question is, how far can I turn this baby up and still feel safe that I won’t burn up my speakers? I’ve got a small Polk 5.1 system rated to 100 watts, the Denon is listed at 80 watts. P. S. I’ve got all the speakers at 0 dB in the set-up. Thanks in advance!