Moved into a new house, living room is open plan. Looking for advice on placement
i just moved into a new house recently, the downstairs is basically one room; it is a large living room, with a kitchen/breakfast area behind it, connected to a dinning room and stairway
I have uploaded a crude sketch of my down stairs. I'm not sure how best to position my 7.2 sound system and where to wall mount my plasma. The circles are windows, the triangles are my speakers, the green icon around my living room is my couch.
The previous owner wall mounted his TV where i put the red 'X', he left in his wall mount holes, and sockets with HDMI, 110v etc where the wall mount was.. weird thing is he mounted it to the left of the wall not in the center, im slightly OCD and want things to be symmetrical but im not sure of his motives. He had bookcases and lots of furniture so maybe that's why, or maybe that's where the studs are located.
When i moved in i set up my TV (its not wall mounted yet), and sound system as per the picture, the blue 'X' is where my TV currently sits.. in between the TV and each of the front two speakers i have my subs. I originally set it up this way as i thought i was going to mount my wides up on the walls to the left and right of the couch.. but ive been told its better to use these as high's in such a big room above the front right and left channels.. im not sure.
Should i set it up the way the previous owner had it, with the open space to my right hand side? so my front speakers, subs, highs are all facing the back windows?
or should i set it up where i currently have it so my front speakers, subs etc.. are all facing into the open area behind my living room?
I'm still undecided what i should do with the extra 2 speakers i have in my 7.2 setup, i just got them and i am not sure if its best to mount them as front highs or wides?
Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you!