I've got an Onkyo TX-SR600 with 5 Polk RTi28's and a CSi30 center channel, SVS 20-39CS+/Samson 1000/ART-351 subwoofer setup. The problem I have is this (if I can explain it clearly): My mains are both 12' from the listening position. My center channel is 10'. Setting the delays for that works great and pans across the front soundstage are tight. The problem I have is that my room is strange. My left surround is 8' away and my right surround is 10' away, with the center surround at 3'. Up until recently, I have been running the surrounds at 9' and the center surround at 3'. The problem was that pans across the rear soundstage never really sounded cohesive. So I changed the center surround to 2' and that seemed to bring things together. So the other day, I'm listening to Chris Cornell's END OF THE WORLD (from the Euphoria Morning album) in DPL-II Music with Panorama turned on. This song has an electronic pinging sound that goes first to the left channel and then to the right. The problem is... with panorama on at my given delay settings, you can't place those sounds. They almost sound reversed. So out of curiosity, I changed the surround delay to 10' and suddenly the sounds were placed perfectly between the speakers. I then ran through some DVD's that had both side pans and rear pans. I found that I had to change the center surround back to 3' to get the rear pans sounding right again... but dammit, now pans from mains to surrounds have lost that smooth transition. So I'm kinda' stumped. Is there some concrete way to find the right setting for this? 10' sounds better for music, but 9' seems to sound better for movies. Or are there some other DVD's that have good pans for detecting these transitions? Any advice would be appreciated.