Last night my brother helped me move some furniture around and get my 1C's set up much more appropriately than they were before. Due to length limitation of speaker cables on hand and electrical outlet locations, I am able to have them setup as follows:
4 feet from the side walls
1 foot out from the back wall
8 feet 9 inches apart inside measurement.
Ultimately, I will obtain longer speaker cables and have them setup 3 feet from the side walls which will put the distance apart at 10 feet, 9 inches.
My brother and I spent about 2 hours in awe last night at how these sound. Not everything sounds great on them but overall I can't believe what I'm hearing. The vocals are simply unbelievable and the SDA effect is really cool on a lot of tracks. There were several times we had 'what the heck was that?!' moments where instruments or sounds would appear coming from unexpected places.
One thing that bugged me was the bass response on some tracks. I know these can put out good deep bass because I've heard it but I'm thinking that a lot has to do with the final studio mix. My rig is as follows:
Denon 3910 using dedicated 2-channel out
B&K Reference 10 in dedicated stereo mode, no processing, no EQ (not even available)
In this setup, I have no way of adjusting EQ to bring the bass up on tracks that lack it. I am curious as to what other forum members have done to fill in the bass gaps? Does this call for a pre with EQ controls, a sepatarate EQ box or adding a sub?