I have been struggling to get my system to sound the way it should and creating a sound stage. It could be speaker placement it could be all the settings I've messed with on my receiver to get the best perceived sound.
My Set up
Room is 12x16x9 with a 6 foot opening to enter the room on one side.
Polk LSi15 towers
Polk LSiC center
Polk LSiFX surrounds
Pioneer vsx-1120 receiver
Emotiva XPA-5 amp
Front sound stage is located along the 12ft wall, with seating 14ft back. Speakers are equal distance from side walls, and equal distance to listening position with slight toe-in.
When listening to music, blu-ray, and dvd audio I am not getting clear seperation of instruments and cannot create a sound stage. I have read many links to speaker placement ect. which makes me believe it is my reciever settings. (heck an ancient pioneer reciever paired with wharfdale speakers in a rental beach house sounded better!)
I need help. Is there another source I can look to? Will having the local professional come out to the house even be worth it? Im 6 miles from POLK HQ can they come out or worth a trip there? Im located between Baltimore and DC, are there any other suggestions? Local member help? installer help?
Thanks in advance!