I've got a SR7000 and I have to go to about -25 or better to get to listenable levels. Srikes me as a little odd, but I figure it's just the way Marantz wires the suckers. (By comparison, I've also got a Rogue 99 preamp, and I can't get past about 1/3 of full volume without it getting TOO loud for reasonable listening levels (at least as far as the neighbors are concerned) and that's even with the gain turned down pretty low). It'll be interesting to see whether others have had the same experience, but I expect it's no big deal.
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