Ok, I just got my SPL meter (finally), so I took the advice of many in here and rearranged my speakers to be more sound friendly and I could hear the improvement immediately. I realized that my speakers were too cluttered before and that would affect the sound. However, my situation is this. I have a Yamaha RXV-1000 receiver. I have all my speakers set to small. As I was going through the AVIA disk, whenever it got to the LFE sound, my reciever turned off. I went past the LFE section, to the main speakers....again, the receiver turned off. I only had the volume between -40dB and -35dB. Really, not that loud at all. In the past, I've watched movies with my speakers louder and have had no problems. This only happend one other time, during a THX into. My new setup is in the link above. You can see my speaker specs in my original HT setup when you click on the speakers. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I hope this can be resolved without having to get a new, more powerful receiver (or amp). I was under the impression this receiver was more than enough to handle my speakers and sub. It's done a good job over the past year until now.