I have assembled my first pair of speakers and they do not sound the way I expected or want. They sound very thin and non-robust. Here is the link to my speaker thread. http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...d.php?t=233515 Here is the story Basically I am using a 5.5 inch (Silverflute W14RC2508 8 ohm) woofer with an FS of 44hz and a QTS of .35 with a one inch domed tweeter (Peerless 80DT2608 ). They are used in an 11L box with a prot tuned to about 55 hz The xover was designed at 3000 hertz, in a second butterworth configuration using a 4.7uF cap and a .62mH inductor. All parts are purchased from Solen in Quebec. The capacitors are Solen FAST CAPACITORS METALLIZED POLYPROPYLENE 250Vdc/150Vac PA470 4.7mF. The inductors are Solen HEPTA-LITZ AIR CORED INDUCTORS PERFECT LAY HEXAGONAL WINDING L16 1.21 mm Ø (7 x .40 mm) 16 AWG (7 x 26 AWG) L16.62 .62 mH .36 14x29x57. My comparison speakers are the ones I am trying to replace which are a pair of Paradigm Atoms. The sound difference is overwhelming an not in a good way. My speakers sound very thin. They sound a lot like satelite speakers. The confusing part is, is that there is some low bass in the 50to 90 Hz range, but there seems to be a lull in the 100 to 300 hz range where a lot a music and voice is. My comparison method is hooking up on channel to my speaker and have a pair of jumpers to connect and disconnect the Atoms to see what my speaker is missing. Originally I had the full 2nd order xover installed and the sound was so quiet and dull compaired to the Atom. When listening to different scenes in LOTR EE editions, I am missing so much information. When a booming voice echos in a hall, my speakers, they only seem to play the booming voice and misses out on the echo. The main ththing that seems to be missing is depth of the musical score. So I decided to simply try a first order. It helped a little and boosted to overall sound, but I was still missing the above mentioned sound info. Has anyone ever experienced this before. Please help.