Long story short, this is my prospective Home Theater:
Rough top-down blueprint:
Pic from Position 5 (ignore the junk):
Yes, the space is not ideal but it I have to use it.
It has wall to wall laminate which echoes extremely well. I'm obviously concerned about reflections.
I'm tentatively planning to have the A/V at the 2 position and listening from the 5.
Can't afford $500 for W2W carpet despite being the best options.
The question: Can strategically placed throw rugs or carpet remedy this issue? Are there any techniques or general rules of thumb known to work? I'm even entertaining the idea of tiles on the walls and ceiling if I have to.
The goal is to do this in a tasteful, budget conscious manner. I'm sure this seems pretty half-@$$ed to some but this is part of exploring every single option before I commit, and I'm sure others have experienced this problem. I did do a search but couldn't find anything specific to throw rugs/carpeting sections used in this way..
W2W Carpet in basements is a scary thing, I do have an older house I just moved into to and while I have no leak or moisture issues, I’d rather find out with crap laminate, then to tear up my new carpet.
My speakers are Polk Monitor Series II's, CS2 Center flanked by M70's, M40-Rears with a BIC V1020 sub running via Denon 5.1 receiver.
Any experience with this would be extremely helpful.