Thanks to all who provide input to help me so far.
, first thanks for your input. All 7 speakers set to Small, the front three for sure set to 80Hz. I can't remember on top of my head which crossover I set for the rear speakers.
, thanks for reminding me the pre-outs of my AVR. I was thinking about the other AVR that I owned which has 7 pre-outs.
, thanks for your suggestion. Yes, I did run YPAO and set all speakers to Small with crossover set to 80Hz. I run 6dB hot on my sub as well.
, thanks for your suggestion. I know I am not a bass-head so I don't need that kind of chest-pounding feeling. It will be great if I know what I am missing b4 spending for another sub or anything.
So, here's the thing.
I blame myself first for whatever reason I run into, from getting old, too much earwax, etc. to unable to identify the issue.
First, I know for sure that I have one of the worst room for home theater, it's big, it's open-concept that wide open to the kitchen, it's hardwood floor with no room treatment whatsoever.
With this room, I don't think any set of speakers will sound good. That's a sole reason why I don't provide speakers feedback/review. It's not fair to give it low stars due to my room conditions. I just have to live with it.
Anyway, if you all are interested to know which speakers I have, I have the T2 for FL/FR, C2 for center, B1 for RL/RR and tiny satellite speakers for heights.
I do have 15" seal sub, the Gamma from RA (I'm sure you all know what it is
When upgrading to those Emo speakers, especially the C2, I expected great thing from it. Well, I don't get it. The clarity is nowhere near my expectation. It is pretty much the same with my previous center, the Energy RC-LCR.
I can't hear things clearly, even though I pumped up the diaglog level. I don't blame them though, I blame me for getting old, I guess.
The T2s too, they are just on par with my previous L/R, the Energy RC-70. I couldn't see/feel/hear anything better.
I'm not listening at reference level or anywhere near it. I normally set the volume at -30dB (shown on the AVR display), now I need to crank it to -20dB, of course it's louder but not clearer, the clarity isn't there.
Anyway, I'm not here to review the Emo speakers, I just want to know whether a more powerful AVR or a power amp can help me to get some improvement on clarity.
Oh, and the sub too, I'm not getting much improvement compared to my previous sub which is a small 12" seal from SVS, can't remember the model#, it's the one they discontinued but occasionally have it onsale for $400 during Thanksgiving (I think).