Just bought a DE995 and find the volume/power to be much less than my DE925 which I planned to replace it with. I have a small 12x12 area with Polk R30s/CSi20/DCM SW/Wharfedale WH2s and last night while watching the "Identity" DVD (DD5.1) had to use the #60 volume setting (73=MAX) to get decent sound. With the 925 I plenty of power and rarely got over 45% volume level on a DD5.1 (less for DTS 3.2) DVD. I find I get no sound at all from the speakers until almost #40 volume. Video Essentials speaker calibration at 75 decibels (Radio Shack SL Meter) is at #67 volume. All equalizer, etc. settings are at default. I'm using the Tape/MD mode with optical input as my DVD player has no coax. I'm not using the DE995 for video switching. What # volume are others using? Any suggestions or do I have a bad unit? Thanks for the help.