I have 3 questions I could really use advice on:
1) The HT-S7100 is sold out in many places. It is about 7 months old. Does anyone know when this system will be refreshed by Onkyo with a newer model? Does the unavailability have anything to do with a refresh? Is there a typical time of the year that audio manufacturers release new systems?
2) For my room setup on a 7.1 system, my front left and right speakers would be at ear level if I were standing, but the center speaker will be just below the knee if standing. The HT-S7100 manual recommends the same level for all 3 speakers. How much of a problem will this be?
3) My rear 7.1 speakers will be a good 15ft behind the listener, ft above, and 8ft shifted over to the left side. The manuals just says to position them "behind the listener about 2-3ft above ear level". How much of a problem will this be?