Since I'm new at the whole home audio game, I thought it might help if you guys could play "bass doctor" for a second here... Before watching FotR: EE the other night, I recalibrated my system. I used Sound & Vision to calibrate using DTS ES Discrete. That DVD tells you to adjust the bass based more on perceived volume than SPL, so I wound up juicing it quite a bit over what the SPL meter said I should. (I had my housemate come in and give me a second opinion, so I'm not entirely crazy.) It sounded fine in the S&V tests (like the frequency sweep), but when I played the DVD, it was way overkill, and this is with a track that people complained was light on bass. The male dialog came out so bassy and muddy it was incomprehensible at points. Are these the symptoms of a bad room? My room is a moderately sized bedroom. It has hardwood floors with an area rug covering the area within the speakers. The AR sub is in the corner, but not on the rug. The room has plaster walls with a drop ceiling. Is there anything simple and cheap I can do to help out my situation a little? I've seen some people put their subs on slabs of foam, do you think this would help?