TSi300 on Pioneer VSX-50 (listening to music)
Good day. I have a pair of TSi300 tower speakers as part of a 7.1 system with a Pioneer Elite VSX-50 AVR. Everything sounds great for movies, but when I use just the towers for music it's quite disappointing. The bass is muddled, the midrange is drowned out and the high end lacks clarity. For example, the banjo in a Mumford & Sons CD sounds like it is being played under a thick blanket, it's kind of like listening to a really big clock radio. I had a pair of Polk R150 bookshelf speakers that sounded much better, and they are now hooked up to an old Radio Shack stereo receiver with no subwoofer and they still sound better.
I want to use a separate settings preset for music, but no matter how much I fiddle with the VSX-50's equalizer I can't coax decent sound out of these speakers. I know there must be something I'm missing . . . some other setting in the receiver, maybe. Any ideas? Tips? Magical hints to make my ears happy?
Thank you for taking the time to read my post, and hopefully for your thoughtful answers.