Hey! Okay first off my equipment list: Samsung 67" DLP Onkyo TX-NR507 (new) NHT 2.5i FL/FR NHT ThreeC Center Channel Bose Acoustimass 5 surrounds (the ones with the two small cubes that rotate with the surround sub) On the UPS truck: eDesign A5-350 subwoofer So here's my issue: My room is just RETARDED. Check out these pictures of the room. DISCLAIMER: pardon my mess Standing at my front door looking left (at TV): Standing at my front door looking straight ahead (fireplace): Standing at my front door looking to the right (at dining room which is "behind" my couch): And a shot standing at my fireplace looking towards my front door: This seems like a RECIPE for the worst Home Theater room ever, not to mention my ceilings are probably a good 20' or more. I ran the Audyssey for my room at every point on my couch...I think 5 or 6 positions. What my problem is, my audio isn't that bassy, my NHT's have a small 8" woofer at the bottom of each tower. I was thinking it was due to the crossover in my Receiver...but that is set to "Full Band". Not a big deal since I'm getting the big sub in a couple days. The biggest thing: speech and talking is really low (so I physically turn up the volume), then music comes in and the music is insanely loud (forcing me to turn it down). I go through this on and off throughout every show, movie, game... When I watch DISH shows or a movie on the Xbox 360 I use THX Cinema, when I play games on xbox 360 I set it to THX Games. Is there a better surround mode? Everything is connected to my receiver via HDMI and sent to my TV via HDMI. Sorry for the long post but I've blown quite a bit of money on this system and would love if it sounded better! I will be buying a home early next year (I'm renting the current home I am in) so acoustically treating the walls, putting up walls, and other excessive measures will not be taken! Thanks again!!!