I'm not sure with which line Yamaha introduced the "Dynamic Range" setting on their receivers, but I read about it a few weeks back on another forum. Being quite busy recently, I checked my settings last evening and realized they were all clobbered. On my Yammy HTR-5760, the Dynamic Range option is present for both speakers and headphones. There are three options for both headphones and speakers. The options are: - Min - Std - Max One would be led to believe that the "Max" setting would would compress the sound the most. However, "Max" should be used to preserve the greatest amount of dynamic range. When I went in to check my settings, the speakers were set to "Min" and the headphones were set to "Std." I don't care too much about the headphone setting at this point, but kicked myself when I realized where the setting was for the speakers. This setting only applies when using DTS or Dolby Digital formats. I thought my last few movies were kind of "weak" which the "min" setting was causing - the bloody anemic sounds for the movies. Needless to say, I was responsible for getting the setting to the "Min" position. However, I'm not sure what the default setting was when I purchased the receiver. I could have been "Std" for all I know - or remember. Anyway, for those of you with newer Yamaha receivers, you might want to review your Dynamic Range settings - if they are set to anything other than "Max" - you might be taking away too much affect from your DD and DTS experiences. As soon as I set my setting back to "Max", everything came back to normal and was an epiphany for this receiver.