I just hooked my Anthem 300 mrx to my PL-89 setup and I am blown away. I returned an Onkyo 809 to get the Anthem, and right out of the box it blew the Onkyo out of the water. So pumped to do the ARC.
However, I have noticed both of my PL-66's make very little impact with my surround sound. I have them tuned pretty high but it still sounds like they're not even on unless you stand right next to them. The two people I demo'd the speakers to asked if the rear ones were on.
I also noticed a harsh crackling noise on my left surround PL66. I think the tweeter is broken on it. I thought it was just a bad mixing in a particular song, but crackling came through on a bunch of other music I listened to.
I'm going to send them back to acoustic sound design tomorrow. What do you guys suggest I do? Should I get another pair of PL-66's and hope I got a bad batch, or should I try something different? I really want my surround speakers to be loud enough to make a big enough impact and make my system feel like a true surround sound system rather than just a 3.1 system.
However, I can say the PL-89's with my PL-28 and Epik Legend is rocking the roof off my house even before I've went into depth calibrating it. Super happy about that.