Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Central Florida
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So, you can see that the TV is now very close to the wall (and this is partly why I use the port plug for the A2 center). The entire TV stand was about 6-8 inches further out before I realized what was happening and the A5's closer to the back wall (which is hollow, I might add).
I was experimenting with toe-in and noticed that the center image would become MORE cohesive and "deep" when I toed the speakers more toward 90-degrees from the wall. Toe-out should weaken the center image and not strengthen it. So, the gears started turning and I thought about moving the A5s out some. Voila! They were way out into the room at the time but the image gelled perfectly. So I worked-backward and moved the TV and stand much closer to the wall and the A5s another 6 to 8 inches out and BAM.
Whatever reflections I was getting off of the TV were REALLY hurting the midrange. This fixed it.
I would rec trying some additional toe-in and moving them either further out from the wall or the TV further back, or both.
Arcam AVR300, Adcom GFA-5500 (Main L+R), Panny BDT-500 Media Transport, Toshiba SD-9200 CD Transport, MiniDSP 2x4 HD, Vizio XVT 55" LED/LCD (full direct-backlit w/ local dimming), Darbee DVP-5000S, Chane A2.4 mains, Chane A3rx-c surrounds, Center TBD, Subwoofer exceeding 120dB at 2m groundplane @ 20hz (custom build), BJC ten-white w/ ultrasonically welded WBT locking banana connectors.