I recently replaced my 7 year old 65 inch Panasonic plasma tv with a new Samsung un65ks8000fxza. Loved the Panny, but had a family member who needed a new tv and could not afford one, so I decided I would get something new and give him the old one. With that change, it got me thinking about changing up my speakers a bit as well.
My current setup is 7.1 and I have the Mirage NanoSat speakers for the sides and surrounds and a Mirage center as well, which you can see the fronts and center. I used to have the fronts on stands, but the only place I could put them was too wide and really made it difficult to get good sound out of them, so I moved the fronts to the stand. While improved, it almost highlights the weaknesses in these speakers. While the speakers are very clear sounding, they have no middle or lows, and the recent changes had me searching and I found the BIC sound bar.
I would still be keeping the 7.1 setup and would probably keep the mirages for all of the surrounds for the time being and use this as LCR. The lower shelf where my speakers currently are is 71 inches wide and the speaker is 42. I would want to center it on this stand leaving about 14.5 inches on either side. With the cabinet on the right hand side of the stand, will this cause unwanted reflection or distortion for this setup since part of left and right are side firing? Or is the distance that I will have enough to make it sound ok. If it would be a problem, any recommendation on other LCR type speakers?