Looking for some more advice from the "gurus"- you guys were very helpful in helping me narrow my speaker choices, and due to a last minute budget reduction (my receiver died LITERALLY the week I started planning speaker choice), I am most likely going with the HTD Level 2s- I had chosen the Lvl 2 towers, C, and Surrounds, with the plan being to use my ML Dynamo until I feel it (possibly) can't keep up anymore.
Here's the pickle- I stumbled on an article (I think someone here pointed me to), and it talked about NOT putting towers against the wall/in the corner for reflection management. With my current setup, my screen leaves 8 1/2" on either side for the front speakers. ONE side will put a speaker right against wall AND in a corner- the opposite side wall actually comes outward about 45 degrees , so that one will not be sitting completely in a "corner".
My question is, should I ultimately reduce my screen size to allow more room for my speakers? I had all but settled on a 120" (after repeated taping off and viewing different sources from different seating distances...). If I go with a 110" fixed instead, it will give me 15" on either side of the screen, vs. the 8 1/2 or so I am left with now. (with the Level 2 towers measuring 7 1/2" wide, I believe) Of course this is disheartening after all the 120" viewing I have done, but i certainly don't want a "looks great, sounds like crap" scenario.
FYI- room is 18' D X 13' W. The actual screen wall is 10.5 W X 7.5 H. Seating distance isn't locked down- I have been playing around with a 11-14' distance thus far.
Thanks for any input/suggestions. I feel like I should be making paypal donations to you guys for all the help so far.
Cheers (flooring should be done in the next 2 weeks, so after that it's go time)