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How far is your seating distance from the alcove? At almost 10' apart, IMO the speakers are too far apart (assuming the seating is <10'). A compromise might be to place them ~5-6' apart, and 2' from the back wall of the alcove. While the sides of the alcove may cause some reflection, I think the "too wide" spacing would be a much larger detrimental effect...
If you really want to go 7.1 (which can be difficult to place in most non-dedicated rooms), I don't think you want to mix ceiling and wall/stand mounts for the side/rears. Do them all the same. Ceiling isn't ideal for surround speakers, but I think it would be better to have all 4 up there than just the middle two (really don't think that's a good plan).
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