I own a Harmon Kardon AVR 55. I will upgrade in the future but I just upgraded my speakers to the Axiom M3ti(fronts), VP100(center), QS-4(rears). I have always noticed that you have to turn the volume up quite a bit to get a lot of sound. I have owned other JVCs in the past but they operated the opposite. You barely turn up the volume and the speakers would become distored. I bought the H/K several years back because I heard of the reputation and sound. I have owned H/K amplified computer speakers and they seem to do the same where you must turn them up to full blast. I just want to know if this is common with H/K. I just don't want to ruin my new speakers by clipping the receiver. The receiver is rated at 55Watts X 5 Channels. Any information would be greatly appreciated.