New to the forum and new to owning B&W speakers. Previously I own the Zeppelin Mini
. So over the holiday I purchased the 684, 686 and HTM62 (no sub) as my first mid-range speaker set, budget wise this was the best choice for me (however after reading through 100s of pages from this thread it might not have been the optimal choice). The store also was able to give me a pretty decent package deal for the set (1846cdn before 13% taxes) so was pretty happy with that. The speakers are connected to an Onkyo TX-SR608.
Here is the room configuration:
12x12 room with no wall on the left side.
PS3 as the only source connected to the receiver.
L/R/C are 8ft from seating position (confirmed Audyssey measurements).
HTM62 is placed at the lowest shelf on the tv stand due to the size.
Surrounds are directly beside the couch directed at the couch - have a wall behind the couch.
Floors are hardwood with relatively thick rug infront of the tv and speakers (useless info I think but just wanted to put it out there).
I ran Audyssey right when they were configured and been in the process of breaking them in (was told 15hrs) - so been gaming, music and blu-raying all this time. What I'm noticing so far is the volume on the Onkyo needs to be cranked up to about 50+ to get good volume for music (analog through ipod, I know this is not the best option) and blu-rays. During move playback the speech volume is a little lower than what I would like. The Audyssey setting for the speaker configuration was +2db on the center and 40Hz, Surrounds are at 50Hz and 0db, Fronts are set to Full Band.
Is there something I can do to adjust speech so it doesn't get lost in the action? I think I definitely have some more playing around, but would love to get some advice and suggestions from the pros.