I have a small system in the TV room, a Chromecast and t-amp into Wharfedale diamond 9.1s. The speakers are on a bookshelf; one is directly in the corner, the other in a corner created by a chimney breast.
As might be expected, the bass is fucking awful, thumping away. It sounded much better when against a stud wall.
Any easy fixes for this? No space for new boxes, and I don’t want to spend much/any money. It’s not a terribly important system, but as it is, it’s almost unlistenable.
You could try connecting a 100uf non-polarised capacitor in series with each loudspeaker. This will roll off some of the low end. If too much low end is lost use a larger value, too little use a smaller value. It’s a fairly crude fix when you really want to be notching out a specific band of frequencies, but it is cheap.
Better still would be to change the value of the input capacitor on the t-amp but this requires soldering and the t-amp is probably surface mount components, not so easy.