My surround speakers hardly take out any sound, even when maxed. And it's not my amp, because I just sold it to my friend and his surrounds were loud with it. Could it just be that this is something wrong with my surrounds? I have internal wiring done to the 2 surrounds, and when they come to meet the receiver at the back they weren't long enough so I had to tape them together with some speaker wire. Could that be the cause? Anyone know? By the way, I've decided on getting the Integra 5.3, and I should get it today. Hopefully that makes a difference.