So my set up is:
Front & Left - Polk Audio RTI 12
Center - Polk Audio CSI5
Sub - BIC PL-200
Watching TV sounds fine, except when I try to blast the volume it sometimes sounds like I'm trying to push the speakers, but I can't believe that would be the case!? But when I try and jam out to music it just doesn't sound right, especially if I leave the EQ flat. I didn't think I would have to mess with the EQ if the speakers were good, but not sure. The receiver has all sorts of presets (direct, pure direct, etc..), but I'm not sure what to use there.
I'm kind of lost. Any general thoughts? I know part of my problem could be my source; MP3s aren't exactly top notch quality, but I still feel like it should sound better. I mean come on, those RTI 12s are HUGE. Could it have something to do with the speaker settings being on small? That's what was advised for viewing videos, but does that change if listening to audio??
Thanks for any input you any of you may have,