I now own the Polk Center cs20 the problem is the space between the tv and the fireplace is limited. I am hoping there is someone out-there who has had a similar issue. I have not purchased a mantle as of yet i am awaiting till i figure this out!
The wife is getting impatient and is telling me to go smaller for a speaker in the center. I feel if I do that I will lose the sound I am looking for. If there is any advice out there i would really appreciate the help!!
I had a similar challenge many years ago. Below are a couple of old photos from 10 years ago. Since then we've upgraded to the Definitive Technology Pro Monitor 1000's (LR), 2000 (center) and 800 (surrounds) with a SuperCube III. It has worked very well for us. If you need more pictures or have any questions let me know.
I found some more recent pictures of my Definitive Technology setup in case that helps at all.
Center (PM 2000) and front left (PM 1000)
Center and front right (decent view of the mounts)