I agree, its a bit far, but i wanted to make sure i was well out of the center of the room so as to not be affected as much by room modes. Do you have a couple brands you would recommend? Oh and BTW, those speakers shown are going upstairs, my usual mains are Paradigm S6 V2, i'm having a driver repaired. One day i will get the matching center, but that sucker is expensive, and i will be better off getting 5 or 7.1 going. The center i have isn't matched by a long shot, but its a pretty good center. AV123 X-CS Encore.