I have a nice upper end (ES) Sony SACD, DVD, all in one Receiver and have Polk FXi5's for my rear surround speakers and Polk RTi8's and CSi5 for rest of my surround. I was expecting to be blown away by the quality of all the speakers and I am except for the rears. Since it is set up in surround I am not sure if I am over analyzing the sound that comes out of them. I know it will not have full sound like the fronts but the levels it puts out don't sound right at all and kind of sound muffled and like they only pick up certain levels.
They sound like this on SACD, DVD, MP3 and other formats so I don't think it is my set up. Are the rears only supposed to pick up particular sounds or is there a chance I have bad speakers? I checked the wiring and it looks fine to me. I have never had a gerat surround set up so clarification on this is need bad. Is this how it is supposed to be? Just a faint helper speaker with certain tones.