Im in the process of upgrading all of my speakers & receiver and am kind of stuck on figuring out how to place them. My issue is with the Surround speakers & the Rear Surround speakers. Originally in my setup I had dipole speakers as the rear surrounds, and some crappy Onkyo HTiB speakers as my surrounds. This placement worked alright although the dipole rear surrounds were pretty much in viewers ears when sitting on the couch (which wasnt a bad thing for music etc but sometimes overpowered movies at moments). The main listening position is infront of my computer/tv sitting on a chair. The couch is the secondary listening position which only gets used for movies/watching tv which is only about 20% of my HT usage.
See attachments for original placement.
My room dimensions are
11.5ft length x 9.5 wide x 7ft high
New HT setup:
Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR709
Front L/R: Jamo C803
Center: Jamo C80CEN
Surround: Jamo C803
Surround Rear: Jamo C400SUR
Subs: HSU STF-2 / HSU VTF-2 MK3
Problem is, that I have read that dipoles are better placed as surrounds and that would make more sense to me, but this leaves me with no room whatsoever behind my couch for my new Jamo C803 speakers (fairly large bookshelf speakers) as my room is already pretty small. If i move the couch up a foot and angle the new speakers towards the back of our heads the room would feel cramped. I mean I could keep the same placement as before and just replace the Onkyo HTiB speakers with the Jamos as my surround speakers and keep the dipole speakers as my rear surrounds but i dont know if thats the most efficient way to maximize performance.
Another thought that came up is to drop the rear surrounds and place the dipoles as the surround speakers, and than use the secondary set of Jamo C803 bookshelfs as front high speakers.
I would appreciate any input and recommendation in regards to my setup.
This is the current speaker setup that i have been using for the past year. Excuse the mess im in the middle of redoing the whole place
Main listening position is right infront of the desk. 80% of my HT usage which mostly consists of music.
Back wall with the dipoles and a somewhat view of the surround speaker which is about a foot behind my primary listening position but is in the mid point of the wall.