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First the equipment I'll be using … currently a 3.1 setup:

Sound Processor:
Lexicon DC-1

Power Amps:
Amp 1: AudioSource Amp 100 (Bridged - Center Channel)
Amp 2: Audioengine N22 (Powering L/R - Speakers) … will replace this soon with a new amp
Amp 3: TBD

Speakers - A mix & match:
L/R Mains: Klipsch Heresy 1's (Like these for 2ch listening too)
Center: Vienna Acoustics Theatro
Subwoofer: Klipsch SW-110
Rear Surround: TBD
Ignore the BA speakers mounted on the wall.

Visual:
Panasonic 42" Plasma
Samsung Blu-Ray Player
Mac Mini/Apple TV

I currently use the room as a home office too, so I have a desk/computer in the room. The room size is 14' x 13'. There is a large closet on the back wall … on the opposite side, 2 large windows. On the right wall, another window. And then the door entrance (see pic).

I have a single recliner chair currently positioned in the center of the room facing the TV and equipment.

Does anyone have suggestions where I could put the rear surround speakers? I don't want to use stands as I have a dog, 2yr old, and there is not a lot of room. With the other furniture in the room (Fly Fishing Desk, etc), even wall mounting is hard to do.

Any ideas? Rear Speaker recommendations would be helpful too.

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In-ceiling would be viable - do you have access above?

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In-ceiling would be viable - do you have access above?

Good idea, but I have no access above ... I could mount the speakers on the ceiling ... but wiring could get messy??
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Then on the wall flanking the closet doors is about your only choice. You can use the crown molding to run the cable around the room and up/down the wall cavities to get there. They won't be symmetric to your seating position, so some adjustments in the processor will be in order.

And you should look at least at an Emotiva amp for all of those channels...

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Then on the wall flanking the closet doors is about your only choice. You can use the crown molding to run the cable around the room and up/down the wall cavities to get there. They won't be symmetric to your seating position, so some adjustments in the processor will be in order.

And you should look at least at an Emotiva amp for all of those channels...

I can do that! I can even use my Boston Acoustic speakers .... save some money. Any tips on how to secure the wires to the molding and walls??
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I can do that! I can even use my Boston Acoustic speakers .... save some money. Any tips on how to secure the wires to the molding and walls??

I'd run the wires in the wall, pull the molding off in places to run the wires behind it. If you want simple the cable raceway products like wiremold, or just tack the cable against the molding and paint it the same color as the molding or the wall.

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I'd run the wires in the wall, pull the molding off in places to run the wires behind it. If you want simple the cable raceway products like wiremold, or just tack the cable against the molding and paint it the same color as the molding or the wall.

I need to do it the simple way ... thanks for the tip!
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