Hello All I'm hoping someone can help me figure out some things to do with speakers. The problem I have is that I'm trying to replace some old speakers and my first two attempts have left me sadly not liking the results. I don't think my set up is that mind blowing but I suspect with was just luck that everything came together and sounded great. I've got a Denon AV amp and some Definitive surround speakers and sub all from 2000 plus some Technics SB-X100 speakers from a hifi I got in 1984 as my front B speakers. Put this on 5 channel stereo with A & B speakers on and the whole thing was amazing, (even better in my old house that had a concrete floor). A tweeter has gone on one of the Technics and I've not managed to find a replacement and plus they are over 30 years old so I thought it might be time for something new. I had taken the broken speaker to an speaker place and decided to use them to buy some speakers in kit form. The kit I ended up buying was nowhere near powerful in the bass and was too much in the higher ranges, so I've now got a pre-made pair that are just tweeter and bass unit. I can probably find out the components if required. The problem this time is that although the bass is much meatier is like it's the wrong kind of bass. It does bass notes really loud with almost like an an additional boom, and isn't very punchy on the actual bass drum beats. I suppose a bit like the sub woofer is not that accurate it seems these bass components have not got that deep, accurate thud/punch to the beat. Plus the tweeter when added in with the surround speakers is then too bright and some whooshing noises and some vocals are quite unpleasant at volume. This can be reduced by not having the A speakers on. So, what are my options here to move forward? I can try and find some more SB X100s. I was keen to have something new though. The SB X100s were on wall brackets, the new speakers are too big and are just on furniture. Will this affect the sound? Does having the speaker cabinets vented make the bass less punchy? Have I simply got the wrong components? Maybe it's a bit of an ask to try and get another pair of speakers that compliment to surround speakers so well during music? Do I have to keep bringing different speakers home and hearing them in the room? The ones I have now sounded great back at the shop. I was hoping the shop would take a listen to or analyse the Technics speakers and put something together that mimicked them. Maybe this is not possible. In that case, how do I know what bass component to go for that will give me that accurate thud to bass beats? I went too small/weak first of all, then it seems I went too big and the sound got too bassy and not accurate enough. Does this mean I got for something in the middle? I could do with understanding what different qualities of speakers give what sort of results. Until then I feel I'm stuck.