Originally Posted by jeremyds
Originally Posted by WagBoss
try turning it up louder? did you have your old klipschs set up properly with audyssey or whatever?
I just got the Audessy on my new receiver so I didn't have it previously with my Klipsch. I turn it up to where I feel it's maxed out but I guess I could turn it up more. I guess I was just hoping for a more of a "wow" kinda of sound. I just feel like there's something missing in the mid range area. That's why I thought the 60's might be better. I really like the looks of the 20's though. Will good speaker wire make a difference as well? I got 14 gauge from Home Depot because I wanted black.
Because Audyssey, if set up properly, aims to give you a frequency response that matches the Audyssey target curve, you may find it sounds quite different from what you were used to before. This will especially be the case if, pre-Audyssey, your frequency response showed a lot of large peaks and troughs. Once flattened out, it can seem "there is something missing" because there is - the distortion of the peaks and troughs! Best advice is to listen for a week or two without changing anything and see if then you don't prefer the flatter response that Audyssey has created.
Here is a comparison between my Audyssey ON and Audyssey OFF graphs for example. Bear in mind my room is heavily treated so if yours isn't, then the ups and downs in the graph would be much greater fr your 'before' graph than it is for mine - but you can see what Audyssey is doing well enough. Green is ON, purple is OFF of course.
I'\d also suggest you check out the Audyssey 101 setup guide linked in my sig if you haven't already done so. This will ensure you follow best practice for the Audyssey measurements.
Speaker wire won't make any difference so long as you are using a decent gauge of wire already. 14 gauge should be fine.