A few years ago I bought an onkyo 7.1 HTIB. At the time I was very content with it, but recently began to feel it was lacking...well...everything.
I ordered a pair of 50 series polk towers and a polk cs1 center, and now have a ed a2-300 on the way. Now I just have to decide what do do with the rears.
I plan on going with the polk 30's cause they are on sale right now...but do I do 2 or 4.
My room is about 23 x 14 and has a hallway opening, an opening to the dining room, and a little rectangle added on that goes to the front door.
My 52" lcd is centered up in the room with the main couch centered right across from it about on the wall. There is about 12 ft between the tv and the couch.
Right now I have the rear surrounds behind the couch on the wall at about 5 ft 10 inches tall, and I have the rear sides on the walls opposite the couch. Like this paint illustration...The sides are the same height. The couch reclines, so there is 8 to 10" gap between the couch and the wall.
So...should I ditch the 2 speakers on the wall behind the couch and just go with a 5.1 setup using the locations on the walls opposite the couch (beside the entrance to dining room and in the corner between the couch and love seat?