May be worth investigating more.
Thank you for the thought. I figure after over a plus year of investigating what's what with what, I have nothing more to investigate. There's only so far one can push a sonic string and then they have to work with what they have.
We replaced the CC with a Klipsch RC-64 II.
We upgraded the AVR to a (Marantz SR5007
) equipped with XT and added Anti-Mode 8033S II. We weren't happy with the results so we upgraded the SR5007 to an AVR unit (Denon AVR4520CI
) that has Audyssey XT32 w/SubEQ HT. We upgraded the blu-ray player to a universal blu-ray player
which is set to bitstream to the AVR and the AVR unpacks the LPCM. We upgraded to a pair of high output subwoofers
and for the effort, have a beautiful graph.
We figure those sound engineers have headphones on and the dialogue is much easier to hear as opposed to listening over all the rest of the transient sound track. Set up the way I described has increased the listenability of the sound tracks immensely and my wife is much happier with the sound quality.
A picture is worth a thousand words. If you could post how your front speakers are placed in the room that would be ideal
As to how the front three speakers are set up, the first image is from my listening position, the second image is from my wife's listening position. The third image is of the back wall with the surrounds. Due to furniture placement, the speakers have been intentionally set up in an asymmetrical placement fashion. Again, thank-you for the thoughtful concern. The setup works very well and there's no need for concern as it has a wonderful sound stage that's quite the pleasure to enjoy.
Hopefully one won't think ill of me for enjoying this sort of purposeful setup. A lot of time, effort and money was put into this final setup and it's a setup to die for that one has to experience to appreciate the compelling sound quality being produced.