Originally Posted by Bill Mac
Does your system need to be placed in a corner? The other issue I see is that your R&L speakers are postioned way too low. If possible you should try to relocate your system (specifically the speakers) out of the corner and raise the height of your R&L speakers closer to ear height. I think you should try these suggestions before buying an external amp as your speakers are fairly efficent. As I look at your picture again the doors (when open) on your stand are not helping with overall dispersion of your speakers. Can you remove them?
The corner position is the best in terms of viewing the monitor, and that is ostensibly the main purpose of this setup.
Moving the speakers up is definitely an option, especially if I were to put the RX-Center on top of the cabinet (as it is right now, its center line is at 24 inches high off the floor). Moving it up would bring it nearly to ear level from most of the listening positions. That would also address the problem of the doors when in use. Wife doesn't like to see the equipment all the time and I like to keep dust away as much as possible.
I would definitely prefer to run music without the dynamic volume - it reminds me of a loudness button - but at present if I do even more of the body is drained from the SQ.
I run my Marantz 2275 perfectly flat at all SPLs and it has much more body than music through the SR5007, but I will definitely try moving the speakers up and, for the l/r, a bit out and closer to the wall.Edited by theSeaHawk - 1/28/13 at 9:08am