Guys, I'm trying to come to a decision on my surround speakers and I was hoping for some guidance. I cannot wall mount any speaker on my left wall because of a built-in cabinet already in my living room. I'm posting a pic of the rear left wall. When seated, our ears are pretty much in line with the edge of the mantle which is barely in the pic. I figure I have three choices and each has a potential shortcoming:
1) I can mount a dipole/bipole on the rear wall but they would be facing directly forward and outside of the 90-110 degree area recommended for side surrounds.
2) I can use a ceiling mount to suspend a dipole/bipole or bookshelf angled downward and slightly back while staying within the 90-110 degree area, but I have a 10' ceiling so this would place them much higher than the recommended couple feet above ear height.
3) Just place bookshelves or a dipole/bipole on stands and try to get them a little above ear height. This would put me right at the edge of the 90-110 degree area but perhaps not high enough.
I'm leaning towards option 2 or 3 but I am VERY open to suggestions, and I'd really appreciate any help.
is a link to a full room layout in case my description is too confusing. Also, this is for a 5.1 setup so there would not be any rear speakers.