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Originally Posted by Eric the Ricer
Hey guys, speaker newbie here and am racking my brain with all this info. I've got Pioneer SF52 towers L/R, and a C22 center. Currently have an energy 10" powered sub but I'll be upgrading that down the road, it's good enough for now. What I need is rear surrounds. I'd snag the BS22's but they're too big for what I'm planning. My rears are going to be ceiling mounted, angled down at my seating position due to the way my room is setup. I've got a bar behind my couch in the theatre area, and find myself sitting at the bar watching movies just as much as lounging on the couch. I'd like to have some surround at both seating positions. So from the bar seating I'm thinking 3-4' behind at maybe a 30 degree angle. The room is used mostly for movies, sports, and gaming.
Receiver is a Denon x2100w. Any help is appreciated!
Here is my best suggestion: put a right side surround where you have the Parking sign and more towards the back of the green wall board, to create a little more breathing room between the leather seats and the side surrounds. with a similar left side surround speaker on the opposite wall. They would be just behind your main seating area, which is absolutely fine for a 5.1 layout. Otherwise, you end up with rear surrounds up near the ceiling and no real provision for upgrading to the newer, superior sound formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. With immersive 3D audio you want your main level surrounds just above your listeners' heads, so you have some separation between those and the overhead surrounds.
In this tight situation I might recommend a wall mountable bipolar speaker for the side surrounds. For instance, the Def Tech SR-8040BP surrounds are quite good for the price. Sometimes you can find them new on Ebay at a steep discount. You do not want to use dipole speakers.
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