I'm not sure which forum to place this in. I've had 3 different systems over the last 15 years and have never been happy with the sound I'm getting. I'm starting to wonder if it's the room!!! The room is located in my basement....approximate size is 16x26x7. The floor consists of pine planks suspended on concrete subfloor using 2x4's.....so there is air space between the floor and concrete. The bottom 1/3 of the walls is natural wood wainscotting.....the rest drywall. The wainscotting seems to be installed directly on the wall studs....no drywall behind it. So.....about 50% of the surface area of this room is wood. The ceiling is the tbar/tile drop type...more air space but great installing and hiding speaker wires!!! One of the corners of the room which I have my HT setup is a stone wall behind a cast iron wood stove. Isn't wood considered a soft surface when it comes to acoustics? In other words......a good? What about all this air space in the floor and the ceiling? Except for my back surround which are wall mounted about 18 inches from the ceiling, my speakers are all floor standing. Any thoughts? Could this room be the cause of my disappointment?