Here's a schematic of my HT: Josh's Home Theater I just bought a Paradigm set yesterday: Atoms for front L/R, CC-170 center, ADP-170 L/R surround, PDR-10 sub, and an old Sony rear surround. Problem is, I can't hear my ADP-170's very well. More precisely, the whole rear stage is very weak, and is completely dominated by the front, even when I bump everything in the rear up a couple of dB. I know the ADP's are supposed to provide a diffuse surround, but this is ridiculous. I posted a similar question in the HT Construction/Interiors forum, but my question there was more about whether theater curtains would help overall. I'm wondering whether I can get a little more mileage out of the ADP's simply by putting them up higher (they're at ear-level right now, along with the rear surround), aiming them differently, etc. Also, I'm currently using VERY thin speaker wire for the rear...probably 18 or 20 gauge, and 20+ feet to each speaker. Can such a cheap wire possibly be attenuating the signal so severely? I get to audition these speakers for 13 more days, so I have a little time to mess around with them. Suggestions welcome!