Hello. I've been reading a ton of threads on the forum for awhile now and this is my first time posting. I am a lifelong musician and have always listened to music on run of the mill inexpensive audio gear such as relatively cheap headphones and studio monitors. I have a dedicated outbuilding from my house that is 15'x11' with 8 1/2' ceilings, hardwood floors, two large windows opposite each other in the middle of the short walls. I've been using this building as a home office, acoustic jam space, practice space and light exercise room (think yoga, calisthenics etc. nothing requiring a lot of equipment) I decided this past winter that I wanted to spend a little money investing in some higher end audio gear and get into some really active listening. After doing a lot of research I ended up with the following equipment. Zu Omen DW speakers, Rogue Sphinx V3 integrated amp, Fluance RT 85 turntable with Ortofon 2m Blue stylus, Schiit MODI 3 DAC, and ZU libtec speaker cables. I finally got everything up and running a couple weeks ago and while there have been moments of extreme joy and amazement at hearing certain albums and songs in a totally new way I am also struggling with some things. On a lot of recordings I'm having trouble hearing clarity in the bass. I can hear the speakers generating bass but the individual notes of the bass lines are difficult to pick out. I regularly listen to a stereo paired set of SONOS speakers in my kitchen while cooking and can easily make out the bass lines in songs I've been struggling to hear them on with my new setup. I've been reading over a lot of different threads regarding the Omen DW speakers and also reading a lot about speaker placement and setup in general because it is all very new to me. Seems like the more research I do the more confused I become. For example, most of the basic setup guides I've been seeing talk about the equilateral triangle and getting the speakers away from the wall. I read something about the 38 percent rule but to use that along my 15 foot length would put me like 6 /12 feet from the front wall and then the speakers would have to be right up against the wall unless I'm gonna be really really close to them. Than I ask ZU what they think and they are telling me to place the speakers as far away from each other as possible and close to the walls. I don't have any acoustic treatment in my room other than some fairly light weight curtains on the windows and it's pretty spartan when it comes to furniture and shelving. Could it be that the room is just making everything sound muddy? I've got the gap height on the speakers set at 1/4'' which is how they came. I've read on the forum some people have the gap height set as high as 5/8" and 7/8". Does higher gap height increase bass articulation? This is my room. No WAF, so I can set it up however I want. I need to fit a smallish desk and some musical instruments and equipment, but for the most part I have the flexibility to put the speakers where they need to go, I just don't know how! I'm almost at the end of my two month trial period with the speakers and I really want to hear what so many people are obviously hearing from them. So am seeking advice on setup and anything else ya'll can think of that might help me get things dialed in.