I posted something similar in the main Speakers forum, but after more thought, I'm definitely going with DT speakers, so I figured I would get better advice here....
We have decided to do some remodeling in our 18' x 13' living room with 8' ceilings. Part of the agreement is that I get to purchase a new speaker setup, however, all of the speakers must be wall mounted. These speakers will be powered by a Yamaha RX-V661. I'm guessing we will use them for 70% movies / 30% music. This will be a 5.1 setup and will be replacing an existing 5.1 setup. I would like to keep the cost under $1500 and even less money would be better
These speakers will be replacing a 9 year old Polk setup with RT600 towers and bipole surrounds. It has always sounded good, but I actually got to listen to some Definitive Technology ProCinema 1000's today and these sounded outstanding (powered by a Yamaha RX-V881). I also listened to a comparable Klipsch setup, but the DT's sounded better to me. It was the DT 1000 left, right and center with the ProSub 800. I also heard them with the SuperCube III sub. Unfortunately, I didn't get to compare them to the ProCinema 800's.
As I said earlier, I'm limited to wall mounted speakers (bookshelves will not work). The tricky part is the room layout as you can see below. The center speaker must be mounted above the plasma and there is only 1' 4" of space there. The front left & right must also be mounted on the front wall / ceiling somewhere. I have 1' to work with above the windows, which is where they will almost definitely end up (wife's choice). I have 1' 9" between the window and the wall sconces (lights). I have about 2' from the top of the wall lights to the ceiling. The rear speakers will be mounted on the rear wall near the corners of the room, probably in the same spots as the current rear speakers.
So I guess this is a two part question. First of all, given the room layout, any specific recommendations on where to place the speakers? I should also mention that the wires must be hidden. I guess this is basically already decided though. Secondly, given the room dimensions, my budget and the layout constraints, am I on the right path for the speakers? Here is what I'm tentatively planning:
ProMonitor 1000 - Front left/right.
ProMonitor 800 - Rear left/right. Would be willing to use ProMonitor 1000's for rears if it would make a huge difference.
ProCenter 1000 - Center speaker. Also considering ProCenter 2000.
ProSub 1000 - Also open to other sub suggestions such as the SuperCube III or SVS PB10-NSD.
I'm definitely open to suggestions and thanks in advance for any and all help. If any other pictures would be helpful, please let me know. Hiding all the wires is going to be a fun project also