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The fundamental problem is that the front speakers of that system are simply too small to function as the front speakers.
They have main drivers (which they laughingly call "woofers") that are smaller than the speaker of a cheap clock radio.
Front speakers should go down to AT LEAST 80 Hz, preferably 60 Hz, so that the subwoofer only has to function at the the lower frequencies.
I suggest that you buy a pair of Sony SS-B1000 speakers, which have 5 1/2 inch drivers, and use them as your front pair of speakers.
Then you can set the crossover for 80 Hz for the fronts and sub, and the system will sound 100% better.
You can get those for only $60 per pair.
Or you could get a pair of Polk Monitor 30 speakers, which run $100 per pair or so.
Operating the Center at 110 Hz and up is correct; it should NOT operate at lower frequencies
Your front speakers must be able to operate down to 80 hz, and the ones you have are way to small to do it! You need larger ones. That is the only way to fix your problem IMO.