I'll keep this simple- Tweeters go on the outside, The tweeters should not be bright if they are used and "broken in". If they are I would research some shops and try some interconnects and wire. Remember, they only play what they're fed, if your amp is bright and irritating so will your speakers. As far as room placement and "dead" room stuff, all reflections do is detract from what the speaker is trying to do. a live rear wall will require the maggies to be pulled away to prevent loading, same with the sides, In your case you main problem is the reflection of the walls. Try simmple wall treatments, ones easilly moveable. Anyone who says to just "put it here" ignore, your room is yours with it's own loading and reflective problems. The maggies do run the same thing out the back as out the front omly 180 deg. out of phase. If some one tells you direvt reflecting sounds great(like bose) set up your speakers any where normal with them firing toward any listining position and then stand inbetween them. that's the most obvious phase problem. your room will have some too, play with placement and dampening and you will do just fine, After you get it set up and they grow on you unload em' and get a real pair. You'll be much happier if you plan to move them ever in a large room or if you happen to listen a little louder than normal. Good luck. I own several pairs and have sold them for years. They have new rear channels out if you want to check em' out..