I have little blobs of trusty blue tac around the base of the lamp so its nice and secure.
Thats odd, 'cos I can hear the Mezzo 2s on the own, the DC6s on their own and a combination of the two. In my opinion on my CA740 combination, the Mezzos are fast and detailed but a little bright while the DC6s are more neutral but a liitle lacking in energy and clarity (better for AV use). However, the sound when switched on together is really nice, fills the room and blends the characteristics of both speakers very nicely.
So I'm not bothered what they are 'supposed' to sound like. I know what they REALLY sound like to my ears in my room with my equipment, and thats what matters. Shame you didn't help me find the problem like other contributors and only saw fit to criticize the set up without actually hearing it. Still, like me, you obviously have stuff to learn, thats the point of this forum right?
Indeed: today I have learned that all I thought I knew about soundstaging, driver integration and tonal neutrality is wrong. Oh well - that's 20 years of my life I'll never get back...
But to return to your original question, yes, the problems you have are due to the characteristics of the two speakers clashing, and while you can try using the bass from one and the treble from the other, or wiring one out of phase and the other in phase, or indeed turning one pair so they're facing the wall and the other facing into the room, the best solution will be a single pair of speakers able to suit all of your needs.
In your opinon. Problem is, what is the 'best solution' for one person is not the 'best solution' for another. Otherwise we'd all be robots.
Anyway, thanks to the others for the solution to my current problem. May the journey continue...
To be fair to Andrew, what you're doing IS a bizarre idea, I don't think I've ever heard of somebody running two different sets of speakers together like that before, not in the same room at any rate.
Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!! Godwin's Law event probability increasing...
When I started out on this crazy hobby, the thing that made me go up the food chain was when I placed a pair of Monitor Audio BR2's on top of a pair of Celestion 551's. With both speakers being run from a Harmon Kardon HK620 it sounded pretty nice. Room filling sound but the coherence wasn't all that good. Then I thought, if that combination could sound as good as it does, why not get a better pair of speakers.
In my uni days I ran 4 speakers off an old technics seperates with one speaker in each corner. No, the soundstage, imaging ect wasn't there but it sounded good wherever you were in the room, and at times, there was a lot of people in that room.
I would say both opinions are right.
If it sounds good, to your ears.............
But could it sound better????????
Would I go back to more than 2 speakers? Pro's and cons to each but, I'll be sticking to 2 from now on.