I am setting up my HT in my rec room and have decided on the following components:
1) Sharp XVZ-12000 MK2 (got it last week, I love it), projected on a 106" Greywolf screen
2) Onkyo SR-705
3) Aperion Intimus 532 Harmony speakers
4) Will be buying the new Samsung BD/HDDVD when it comes down in price a little, until then will be upscaling my old DVDs through HDMI on my current Samsung DVD player
The question I have relates to the shape of the room and the setup and power of the speakers.
The room is a rec room, the shape is approx 25 x 17 with one of the 17' side walls opening into a 15 foot extension that is approx 8 foot wide. The only reasonable way I can see to set up the HT area is in the far end of the room, with the screen along the last 10' of one of the 25' walls, and the couch in the opposite 10'. (This is because the ceiling drops by 1' when you come 10' in from the end wall, which makes it too low for the screen, and other ceiling irregularities make other configurations impossible, or at least very difficult)
This means my HT space will be competely bounded by a wall on the right hand side (which has windows and a door in it) as I sit on the couch, and completely open to the rest of the rec room on the left hand side.
I am planning to have the 532-C sitting dead under the screen (top of the 532-C is then 29" off the floor).. there isn't really another option for it.
Question 1 - is there anything I can do to make the sound feel balanced in a space like this which is open on one side and closed on the other? What would you recommend? can i baffle the sound bouncing off the wall with fabric or something?
Question 2 - Because my screen takes up most of the wall that we are looking at, I am not sure where to put the 532 LR. I can put them in either (i) under the screen, but then the top of the speaker is at 29" high... or (ii) on either side of the screen, which will (a) have the LR higher than the C and (b)
Question 3 - with the open space on the LHS of the viewing area, do you think the S8APR sub will be enough??
Thanks in advance for your advice....
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