I'm new to decent audio systems and I'm in the process of speccing up a new (and my first) 5.1 HT audio system (display to come later). I've done some reading and I'm probably learning enough to be dangerous. After auditioning a number of speakers including some from Klipsch, Mission and B&W, I finally met a pair of Jamo C607s which made (not just) my ears prick up.
These will be assisted by a Jamo C60CEN centre speaker and driven by a Marantz SR5007 or SR6007. A REL T-7 or T-9 will help round out the lower frequencies.
System usage will probably be 80% movies 20% 2ch music but who knows how that will change once it's in.
The room is 4.8x5.2m (16x17') with concrete rendered brick walls and a concrete ceiling. Ceiling height is about 2.4m.
I can't mount the speakers to the immediate left and right of the seating position due to a large sliding door in the way on the right hand side, unless I mount them far above ear level pretty much touching the ceiling. (there's a bit of space above the door)
On the left hand side, the wall is about 1.5m further away so I am hoping Audyssey's time correction can help with this. Use of a stand (other than against the wall) or ceiling hanging arrangement would not be very practical.
For the surrounds I am tossing up between Jamo C60SUR dipoles and Polk FXi A4's which can operate in either dipole or bipole mode for flexible placement. The FXi A6's would be great but they are huge. I'm looking for a dispersed sound, not a directed one so would prefer to avoid direct radiating speakers (I think).
My feeling is that the FXi A4's seem like the 'safer' option. They will provide more flexible placement options - whichever works best sonically in this room:
* to the sides but 0.3-1m behind listening area in bipole mode
* on the back wall in bipole mode
* at ceiling height directly to the sides of the listening area in dipole mode
But - the Jamo C60SUR's get good reviews, have two midrange drivers and would be well timbre matched - but it seems that in my scenario, there's a risk they'll sound less than ideal at ceiling height and if I mount them lower, further back on the side wall, the listening space will likely be outside the dipole null.
What would you do given these two options?