Would like to get your suggestions/feedback.
I am moving to another house, and won't have the room to do the theater setup like I have now. Will be moving to an LED TV (from my Epson 3010e projector to 92" screen). Current system has NHT speakers all around.
Below is a picture of the room as it is now in the house I am purchasing:
Here is a picture with a mock up of a 75" TV on the wall:
And here is one with a mock up of a 90" on the wall:
Not sure which TV I'll go with.
But my real problem/challenge is speakers. Below is a floor plan of the room:
I've been very happy with the NHT system. Given the room, I am expecting I need to use a soundbar. Been researching just a bit so far. The James soundbars seem to be considered very good...although I can't find pricing. I'm afraid I may faint when I find the pricing
(I don't want cheap, but not necessarily stratospheric cost. But sound is important to me).
Also, I expect to continue to use a receiver. I doubt that multiple HDMIs are feeding through the wall to the TV.
My listening will be 90% TV; Movies vis Netflix and Blue Ray. I expect to listen to Blue Tooth streaming; Pandora; Sirius radio.
I do plan to have a sub. I think I can put one in the far left/front corner (looking at the TV).
Aside from what soundbar to get, my larger problem is what to do, if anthing can be done in my case, for the rear speakers. Among options that cross my mind are:
- Rear ceiling speakers. At this point, I don't know if the ceiling can be accessed to install. Would likely need to do wireless in that event. Maybe power could be provided to them by pulling from the elec to the can lights...uh, oh, that would be switched. Not sure how feasible it would be. The ceiling is 12', and I don't know if they would be effective
- Need to visit the home again to see if plugs are available on the left wall, that could feed under a couch, and feed wireless speakers on stands behind the couch. But those may be close to the head.
- May not like the idea of this, and certainly my wife may not, even if it is a likely solution: in-wall type speakers mounted in the cabinet under the breakfast bar in the foreground of the picture. Speakers would be somewhat low. Not sure if that's a good solution