We just moved into a new home. I use to have a 5.1 system with entry level Polk speakers in my last condo. I had three options to place the TV and we have decided to place it on the wall behind the TV shown in picture (40 inches wide). I don’t want to put it above fireplace and my wife is not happy with the left corner placement. Family room is big and opens to kitchen area and living room. I want to upgrade speakers and also evaluating moving all equipment (AVR, PS3, Roku etc) to the coat closet you can see on right side of the picture and wire the whole thing through my unfinished basement.
The confusion is mostly regarding speaker choice and placement. Here are my 4 options. What would you recommend or do if it was you in my shoes?
All options except 3b allow me to move rest of the equipment into closet.Option 1
- Simple and straightforward but with compromise
Wall mounted Martin Logan vision sound bar + wireless dynamo subOption 2
- Some compromise - Slim center channel with 2 floor standings
Kef T301C + 2 x KEF Q900 ( Not sure how they will match)
Def Tech Mythos 9 + 2 x Mythos STS towers (I am not a big fan of speakers with powered subs, also this option is on the expensive side)
Any other good option on slim wall mountable center channel that can be matched to floor standings??
Option 3 - 2 floor standings L/R + a regular (deep) center channel.
Mount center channel on wall (3a
) (May look awkward) vs place it in or on AV cabinet (3b