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I am running a 2.1 system in a rectangular room where the speakers are placed on the long wall and the listening position is against the opposite wall. I'm getting a lot of "boominess" unless I lean forward away from the wall.

I'm stuck with the speaker and listening position - will EQ help to improve this situation?
 

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Yes it can however that would mean you would loose most of the bass that you want in the room. Your better option is to get some acoustic panels/bass traps at the rear of the room behind your head.
 

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You might be able to get rid of the boom by adjusting the subwoofer to mains distance relationship or with the subwoofer phase control if it is a variable control.
 

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It might help to move your seats away from the rear wall a few feet plus acoustic panels on rear wall.
 

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In any room with parallel dimensions there will be a “bass hole” in the dead center of the room, where bass is weak, and its intensity increases the closer to a boundary you move. So, sitting up against the wall you can expect the bass to be really strong compared to other locations in the room – you’ve experienced this phenomenon in action when you lean forward.

Since you have a sub, you can simply turn it down. If things still don’t sound right, then EQing it is recommended.

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Try not to sit at the back wall pull your couch about 2 feet away from the back wall or use bass trap at all 4 comers of your room.
 
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