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Here's my situation, please help.
-I only have a very small room to set up my home theater
-I have a quality Onkyo 7.1 sound system
-I have a 40 inch, "somewhat thin" Samsung LCD flat-panel that was top-of-their-line last summer
-I sit about 6ft or a little less away from the screen in my seating
-All the Onkyo 7.1 speakers I'm using are quite large at least 1-3 feet in size, big "block-looking" speakers
And...so I have comfortable placement for all my speakers except for the left and right fronts. All the speakers are sort of close to me in physical distance but it seems fine.
HOWEVER, my situation is that I have no room to put the L/R fronts anywhere except BEHIND the actual LCD screen. I can space them apart to the left and right "behind-area" of the screen, and I can have them a few inches away from touching the back of the display - but that is the best I can do for placement without changing everything else to hell.
So the question is:
---Will putting large L/R speakers behind a solid LCD display seriously damage my sound performance at a seating distance of 6ft away from those same speakers?
---Would you recommend doing so in a pinch?