So I finally got the bass figured out! Jeez had to completely redo sub crawl on 5 subs! What a pain! Reset the receiver back to factory settings and just started over...after a few Audyssey attempts I only measured the first 4 positions and voila that fixed the issue. Also made sure the LFE & Main were on for the subs, so the receiver would stop setting the mains as full band. Not sure why but that took care of it. Just in case anyone ever has these issues with these speakers.
Now with the crossover set to 80hz and all speakers to small these things are stellar! Hands down best speakers I have ever owned. Amazing what bass will do to the whole sound, gives depth and adds fullness to the whole spectrum. Also as these have been playing for a few days it seems the highs aren’t as bright or overwhelming as earlier. Smoother if you will. I’ve played with full range on the towers as well. I will say when I first plugged them in I was underwhelmed with the bass output for sure. Now after a few days of playing they definitely have some meat there for sure. In a smaller room I could definitely see someone who doesn’t want a sub being optional. One slight complaint I read about said how the mids seemed a little chesty sounding, and on certain tracks I can agree to that. Seems the mid bass may just be a tad too hot on certain material. That being said I would rather have fuller mids than thin mids so I’ve looked past it. Seriously I was regretting getting the 705’s but now that I painstakingly figured out the bass issue I couldn’t be happier! This setup is perfect for my 16’x20’ room. 8.5” ceilings so it’s on the upper end of medium room / or lower end large room. Beautiful, Heavy, Large, Clear, Full, LOUD speakers! An amazing value for what they are asking at the sale price!