... what you "perceive" as to the bass level may be normal. Bass frequencies(and to a lesser extent, treble)are less prominent at lower listening levels because of the nature of human hearing.
I was in fact thinking exactly that; what if the extended bass I hear in other spots is in fact low frequency response error?
You should, of course, double check to make sure that the speakers are connected in the proper polarity and that all the bass drivers are in fact operating(including verifying that the connecting strips on the speaker terminals are tight).
I triple checked; all connections are tight and secure, polarity is correct and all the drivers are working.
...If you do have a subwoofer, how do you have things configured. For me multiple subs positioned correctly makes it hard to find any position with out intense bass.
I don't have a subwoofer (well... I do, but it's connected to a HT system in a different room). One of the reasons for picking up the M80s was the hope that for music, I won't need a sub.
It sounds like you have a bass null at the listening position. Nulls are created when sound waves reflecting off room surfaces cancel each other out. I have a few questions:
When you say you tried repositioning, how much have you moved the speakers around?
Good point, as I am not sure it was enough to make a difference.
1. From the wall: from almost touching the wall to about 2 feet. Currently they sit at about 1 ft, which sounded the best IMO.
2. Angle: from no angle to 30 degrees. Currently they are at about 5... very little toe-in. Again, the best sound, at least in regards to sound stage and imaging, which are "out of this world" to my ears.
3. Distance between the speakers: from 6 to 12 feet, currently at about 9.
It's rectangular: 22 x 28 feet. The speakers are on one of the
Somewhere in the article section on the Axiom site on a simple method of finding the best place for your sub....
I wonder if you can do something similar with one of your M80s?
I think I may have read it, but I did not try that yet. I'll leave it for last... if everything else fails. I'm thinking that my back will thank me
If you are technically inclined and somewhat obsessive, you can try to measure your speaker response using software called REW and an spl meter to see what's really going on.
In some people's opinion, "somewhat obsessive"= audiophile
Joking aside, I do have an SPL Meter, but no software yet. I will definitely would like to try the "by the numbers" approach.
Lastly, you can always drastically rearrange you room based on where you get the best sound.
The room is mine to "play", so that's in books as well; a friend of mine suggested to switch the speakers onto the larger side of the room. If nothing else seems to work, I would give that a try as well.
Thank you very much Gents for all your valuable input; my goal is to try and get the best possible sound out of my system. And of course, something to do in my spare time
PS Does anyone think at this point, that it may be worth trying the automatic calibration that came with my Pre/Pro?