Sorry for the lost pupHello all, more than a year from my original post. My older dog required a lot of care so I had to step away for a while. Sadly we had to put her to sleep. The worst thing to ever go through.
I sit here writing this with my ears partially clogged from watching movies two days in a row. I’ve taken a lot of the room correction advice (thank you!); building acoustic panels behind the left ESL, and to the right of the right ESL. Also bought Auralex pads for under the ESLC, covered the glass table with a thick blanket, and even moved the L&R speaker forward so they’re on the rug during use. Subwoofer was placed on a thick rug and staked pillows into the left corner of the room and behind the subwoofer.
The pain and discomfort persist even at low volume. I wouldn’t far even approach reference volume.
I was reading some of the later posts and really wonder now if my amp is indeed the culprit by not meeting the ohm/impedance needs of the ESL? Here is what I pulled up from the manual, and thanks again in advance for the wealth of advice and experience: