Originally Posted by Timestoo
I will check out the wiring again and work on the speaker placement.
Blue & Alan, I really appreciate the thought you put into my problem!
As for what I'm not hearing is a crispness and defined notes as if you was watching someone playing right in front of you. The "sound stage" is somewhat there but weak. I find myself trying real hard to like it but the highs seem to overwhelm the details of the lower frequencies and my ear fatigue is very noticeable.
As I said in an earlier post, the 35" high counter runs the length of the front of the room and is approx. 30" deep. So, behind the towers the counter sits 24" away and the wall is stepped back to 54" away. Not sure if this is big problem or not but the counter can not be moved. I'm in the middle of carpeting other rooms in the house (what a mess...it's like moving) but will jump on this as soon as I can.
That's the very thing I got quite an improvement with the speaker placement and angle. Of cause my experience only applies to my speakers, but worth a try. With my right placement, I can literally hear the singers in front of me, a little in front of the plane of the speaker. It's just sweet.
I remember just two days ago, I felt the sound is a little off, the sound stage was less. I checked, my big boss moved the left speaker a little farther and turn the speaker slightly because it blocked the tv a little. I moved it back and everything is A OK again. It's that critical, she never told me, I just heard the change and I have to move it back. I am talking about 2" farther and slight change of the angle!!!! It's that sensitive.
Until you exhaust the placement experiment, don't even spend a penny just yet. Don't quote me on this, My experience and from what I read, all the room treatment are more effective on the bass or lower frequency, if you are complaining about the high is fatigue, I am not sure those room treatment can get you there. But, what do I know on this.
Yes, check the wiring. I thought I knew better, one time when I was testing amps with people, it just did not sound as good, NOBODY realize the problem. I use bi-wiring, that is I have separate speaker cables to drive the woofer and separate cable driving the mid/tweeter. I had the woofer wired correctly, but mid/tweeter was off phase. It really not as obvious as people think. The most obvious of off phase is the bass, if the bass is correct, it's a lot harder to tell. It just didn't sound as good.