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Volume on my Onkyo Receiver

Hi,

I have an Onkyo 605 receiver with the Bose Acoustimas 10 speaker set up. I just set it up last night and have noticed that the volume on the receiver has to be at 55 for normal TV listening. Is this normal?

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  • jcrows Dec 28, 2008

    I was wondering the same thing because I have the same setup as the thread poster. Does your Bose system seem to begin distorting around a volume of 75 or so?

  • devon_wendel
    devon_wendel Oct 07, 2012

    need morfe info on how you are set up to ansewer this.. it could be as simple as a dual volume level (not fixed out) volume level.. It could be cause you should have a baught a better cheaper more effcient speaker system like JBL:))

  • devon_wendel
    devon_wendel Oct 07, 2012

    ohh duhh.. are u guys using the cheap speaker wire I assume Bose still provides.. Get @ least a good 14-12gauge and his should solve ur problem! Bingo!

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Yes it is. I have the 705. My room mate has the 605. Both AVR's will not have appreciable volume until 50 on the dial.
The dial in not linear. I don't know of anyone who has plotted the scaling of the volume control yet.
I have found much useful user info on avsforum.com. Owners post Q&A based on experiences.
Search the forum for "official onkyo TX-SR605" thread.
Some comparable info may also be found under the "official onkyo TX-SR705".

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Hi lechap,

With the indulgence of IB4G2008 as per his last post Feb 13.....

If I figure your concerns right, they are:
1. You have an iPod on an Onkyo IPod dock that you want to connect to an Onkyo receiver TX-302;
2. You have an Onkyo receiver TX-302 that you want to power a set of Bose Cinemate speakers;
3. the connectors on some do not fit or are not the same;
4. you want to know what goes to where.

If I may suggest:
a. connect the L/R Audio Out of the Onkyo IPod dock to the L/R Audio IN of VIDEO 1 using a pair of RCA to RCA cable. Connect the S Video Out of the Onkyo IPod dock to the Video IN of VIDEO 1 using an S Video to RCA Video cable. Thereafter if you want to watch a movie or play music from your iPod, you need to choose Video 1 in the Onkyo receiver TX-302. You can of course choose any other VIDEO 1~3;572fcdc.jpg34ab5d3.jpg

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b. all other source/devices may be connected similarly using the same scheme on any of the free VIDEO / AUDIO inputs
c. of course the MONITOR OUT goes to your TV or projector.

With respect to the Bose Cinemate, it would not be technically correct to connect the Bose Cinemate speakers straight to the speaker out of the Onkyo receiver TX-302. You need to install another set of speakers to the speaker outs of the Onkyo receiver. The Bose Cinamate system's TV AUDIO could be connected to the TAPE OUT (or the AUDIO L/R OUT of VIDEO 1)
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Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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