Also, I plan to trade in my StarSound Sistrum speaker and amp stands, as well as another component rack for their current Rhythm stand for amp and Rhythm Junior Advantage stands for speakers. THese have wider coupling discs that weigh nearly a pound each and would allow me to pull the carpet back and try the speakers with new stands on the carpet. These StarSound stands (now LiveVibe) do an incredible job cleaning up the sound.
@lalitk I have a bunch of RealTraps in my attic that I haven't used for several years. I had them all over a slightly smaller room in a previous house. When I got my previous speakers, the Audiokinesis Jazz Modules, which used a directional waveguide that minimized first order reflections, I found that I liked the more reverberent sound. When I set up the SONs I felt like I didn't need the acoustic panels. However, I still am playing around with speaker positioning to eliminate a slight emphasis around 100hz. I could try placing a couple of the RealTraps on the wall behind the speakers and see if that helps.