Well guys both of my friends today told me that every time they go over to my house they get headaches because the sound is to echoey and bright. My friend actually gave me some very good advise but befroe i get to it let me explain some of the details of my family room.. As some of you know, my room is 15x12 and the ceiling is 12 foot high. I have no center rug in the family room and I have tile through out. I live in a 1 story townhouse and One of my side walls in the family room actually goes up only 10 feet which means theres still a opening that the sound escapes to other areas in the house. Also what doesn't help is that I have my infinity satellites in the rears up about 9-10 feet and the left and the rights mains up about 8 1/2 to 9 all this because my bookshelves are all being used with other electronic components. So not only is the room acoustically not balanced the speakers are way to high. Do you guys think that if i put a center rug in the room and i move the mains and rears down to ear level and put a rug under the sub that this will tame my sound enough in where I will no longer get a headache from listening to these speakers. Any more suggestions over my set up. Also if i upgrade my speakers and receivers will it still sound bright and echoey in the room. Right now I have a infinity in a box satellite package with a denon 1800 receiver. I feel things sound way to bright and echoey. I was thinking of upgrading to a denon 2803 or a yamaha 1400 with some paradigms monitors or perhaps B&W 600 series speakers. Can any of you help me on what I have to do to make my place sound better and will new speakers help or is it still going to sound awfully bright in the room.