Originally Posted by Masonite
From the picture belwo you can see my setup which is a 3.1 system. I like my subwoofer (polk psw505) but I am not crazy about it. The chuffing from the port leaves me yearning for cleaner sound. My subwoofer placement may not be the best, but that is where it will be. I was looking at the Epik Legend but I am not sure about them simply because I believe it is two subs facing to the side which would mean the driver would be facing the couch and the other driver blasting the wall. If I am wrong please correct me. I am looking for something no more than $550 or so. ANy and all recommendations are eagerly awaiting and welcome.
Hi Masonite, here are some thoughts:
1. Your sub may not be at the right place in your setup, why not try to put it up front on either sides of the cabinetry and see how it sounds, me thinks it will be much better!! A trial and error case! If it works we've saved you a couple of bucks coz you already have a capable sub, but in the wrong place!
2. Front L/R towers I'd move away from the front wall at least 1 foot and move them a bit closer to each other, especially the front right should not be in the corner, coz unneccessary room boundary gain may cause problems of uneven frequency response. Doing this will surely improve sound stage imaging.
3. Center speaker as it is seen on your picture looks like firing to the ceiling. If you can put some supporters under the back side to make it face ear hight at seated position you will surely improve dialog inteligibility. Generally speaking speakers always have their widest frequency range on-axis, in other words let the speaker face your face!