Hi there. Have an small issue with the following set up and would be very greatful for suggestions and input:
Onkyo CR-515UK, QA1010 (on Soundstyle Z2 stands) and QED Silver Anniversary XT cable - all as recomended by What HiFi. Now, don't get me wrong, for the money I'm very, very happy with what I've got but something's nagging me...
Live in a flat so often play my music at low volumes in order to avoid an ASBO! Problem is, my music only seems to really sparkle at volume level 26 and above. Below this there's a definite dullness and lack of definition (not being an audiophile I'm struggling to come up with an accurate description). My gut instinct is that it's an issue with bass - there isn't quite enough of it at low volumes. So, on to my query's: am I simply expecting too much from my budget set up? would an upgrade to my speakers be worthwhile (i.e. would something a bit bigger than the 1010's enhance bass at low volumes)? Will repositioning my speakers make an iota of difference (at the moment the speakers are about 6 inches from a wall)? In case it's relevant, the room my set up is in is 4.0 meters X 5.5 meters - is this room a bit too large to get the most from this micro system?
Not adverse to spending a bit of cash if necessary but ideally would just like to get the most out of what I've got. Many thanks for any help you can provide!