[quote user="Gerrardasnails"]No, I've tried connecting the Evo using one of it's inputs (AV). I could have used Tuner, Aux, CD, etc.,
I tried setting the volume to 50 and there was a racket coming from the speakers like crackling/fizzing. I then tried setting it to 30 and the sound was barely audible. I then linked the speakers up directly to the AV receiver and the sound is superb with the volume level not needed above -30 for excellent sound. Andrew told me that the sound should be the same which ever way I do it. This clearly is not the case and therefore either Mr Creek has misunderstood me and the Sony has a problem or the Evo really can't sing with the receiver and I am stuck. Is there any alternative? I just tried playing a cd using the receiver and then back to the Creek and the difference was laughable. I will not be selling the Evo![/quote]
But I still think it should work. Things to try:
Are you able to see what volume level the front speakers are after calibration? Does it look low?
Have you tried manual calibration of the speaker sets instead of automatic, whacking the volume of the front pair right up, then adjusting the volume of the Creek to match the rest?
What happens if you plug the CD player into the Sony, then pre-out to the AV input of the Creek (ie ignoring any surround sound gubbins)? Does it sound 'normal'?
Have you tried using the 1940's 5.1 out into the Sony's 5.1 in, then change it so the front two go to the Creek instead (though then you have volume matching issues, obviously)?