Hey guys, first of all this is what I have:
Onkyo SR702 reciever
Titanic 15" sub
Polk RTI-12 left/right speakers (got these because I wasn't getting the tight bass that I wanted when listening to music)
2 Outlaw 2200 monoblock amps powering my RTI 12s
4 Polk surrounds
My problem, when I bought the RTI 12s I knew that the Onkyo wouldn't be powerfull enough to power them plus when I turned the Onkyo up too loud (only when listening to music) it would shut off. So, I bought the 2 Outlaws to power my RTIs (I wanted it really loud, figured it would be unbelievable when playing rockband on XBOX and when listening to music). Anyways, with the Outlaws it is a bit louder but nowhere what I thought it was going to be, not that much louder than what my Onkyo was doing. On top of that the reciever still shuts down when I turn it up too loud (over 70) listening to music (yes I listen to it very loud). I have nothing connected to the L/R speaker outputs on the Onkyo, the outlaws are connected to the "front left and right" pre outs.
Does this make sense, should the Onkyo be shutting down like this when turned up over 70 (which isn't crazy loud) and shouldn't I be getting a huge boost in volume with the Outlaws and RTIs?