I keep experimenting with my bass management and speaker size settings (haven't we all at one time or another).
I'm running a CS400i center, and I have noticed when the center is set to "small", certain male voices are noticeably thinner and lack resonance. On "large", the problem goes away. I don't know what my crossover point to the subs is on "small", but it's gotta be pretty high (at leasst 150 Hz?) to affect the sound of certain male voices.
Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon?
On the surface, the solution would seem simple - just keep my center on "large". However, that triggers a bunch of other issues:
Setting the center on "large" also requires the mains to the set on "large". This in turn hurts the bass response because the RT800i doesn't handle bass at 80 Hz (my guess at the "large" crossover point) as well as the two PSW350's do. This in turn requires the use of "Cinema EQ" (bass booster) to bring my bass back.
Also, running everything on "large" also taxes the receiver and main/center speakers more, since they are both being asked to handle more bass signals.
Any suggestions? I wish I could set my center to "large" and my mains to "small", but I can't.
Thanks in advance,