In response to post #4592 and #4606 by ct_wiebe
well i finally got around to trying your recommendation last night,i had already tried everything else and honestly tried this last because it makes no sense to me
I moved the fronts out to about 12 feet,thats all i can get because any further and ill be in front of a door and in a walkway.I then had to reposition the first reflection panels,adjusted the volume with db meter(i did toe them in a little towards lp because i dropped about 2 db from the lp to the outer edge of sofa) then ran ypao to re-eq everything and...
HOLY SMOKES,what a difference,not only is the imaging much much better but the seperation between the fronts is outstanding,i guess with them closer the center and fronts just ran together,now for instance when a car passes from left to right it sounds like its driving through the room!!
I watched a bit of pirate of the carr.as well as i bit of the mummy last night and it was a totally different experience than before.
Now i do have to tweak a little more and recal the subs as i did have to move the hsu ho about a foot down the wall to make room for the acoustic panel and i did notice a drop in bass response,but this i can get back.
I did notice from another post you suggest not pointing the surrounds at the lp which mine are ,so tonight i may tweak those,i have the in ceiling klipsch cdt-5800's that the woofer and tweeter move seperatly so i dont know if i should aim them towards the wall to reflect back into the room or straight down(hint,hint!!)but the left surround is about 1 foot from side wall and right is about 3 feet from side wall,due to the 4x8 bathroom situated into the room in the back left corner.
Anyway thanks for the suggestion.huuuuge improvement