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Hi All,

I'm about to pull the trigger on the NHT 5.1t Surround Package(http://www.nhthifi.com/Home-Theater-Absolute-5-1T-System?sc=12&category=3830).

I'm torn between the on-wall speakers vs. the bookshelves for the surround speakers.

From an acoustic perspective, is it better to use speaker stands each side of the sitting area or use wall mounted speakers that are placed on the back wall right behind the couch?

My room size is 13x13, but I can't mount the speakers on one side wall due to a window.

Appreciate any and all input.

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In that size room I would guess that the seating is right up against the rear wall. If so, the best option would be to mount the surrounds in the corners, if possible, facing out on 45* angles.
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In that size room I would guess that the seating is right up against the rear wall. If so, the best option would be to mount the surrounds in the corners, if possible, facing out on 45* angles.

You are right. The couch is flush against the back wall. The challenge with mounting is that the right side of the room is three windows, making mounting a big challenge. So I have to choose between on-wall speakers on the back wall or speaker stands.

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You are right. The couch is flush against the back wall. The challenge with mounting is that the right side of the room is three windows, making mounting a big challenge. So I have to choose between on-wall speakers on the back wall or speaker stands.
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Thanks for your input.

You could always get the mounts that hang from the ceiling and mount the speakers to the ceiling right in the corner of the room.
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You could always get the mounts that hang from the ceiling and mount the speakers to the ceiling right in the corner of the room.

Interesting. It's sounds like I should go with the bookshelf speakers regardless as they can more adjusted a bit more easily.
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Interesting. It's sounds like I should go with the bookshelf speakers regardless as they can more adjusted a bit more easily.
The adjustment is in the mounts themselves. So either an on-wall or bookshelf speaker will work, just a matter of connecting them to the mount.
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