Originally Posted by xmai77
Front speakers (Pioneer SP-FS51-LR)
These are currently sitting on the floor. I won't be raising them cause if I do that they'll cut into the projector image. Should I angle these slightly upwards though?
Raising them wouldn't cut into the image if you weren't making the image fill the whole width of the wall.
Your first decision - what's more important, a picture that is as huge as possible or one that's a foot or more narrower, versus sound quality?
I'm under the impression that this is an A/V system which suggests that sound is about as important as video...
Subwoofer (Polk Audio PSW10)
As you can tell from the pictures, there isn't much space for this thing. It's a front firing sub so, from my understanding, they can be placed anywhere. Would it be ok if I put it on the wall between the front and surround speakers (the left wall if you imagine yourself sitting in the recliners)?
Your room basically looks to me like 5 pounds of $#!
* in a 2 pound bag. The location of the subwoofer is one of the most flexible parts of your setup because it is supposed to not affect the sonic image. Move it around until its out of the way and sounds good.
Surround speakers (Pioneer SP-BS21-LR)
These are the ones I'm having the most difficulty deciding the placement of. From my research, the speakers should be mounted at least 2' above ear level (or approximately ear level when I'm standing up). The problem is, these things are an EYESORE if they were mounted at that height, that is, at approximately 6' off the ground. Would it be bad if they were mounted higher?
Your basic problem is again 5 pounds of $#!*
in a 2 pound bag. In a room that narrow, you really have room for only one wide chair like that. How can you stand to have those little speakers going off right in your ears like that?
Also, the wall mounts I have allow the speakers to be tilted up/down and rotated left/right. Assuming I mount them at ~2 ft above ear level, should I have the speakers more or less facing each other without any downward tilt?
There is nothing magic about putting speakers at ear level, especially given that our ear's vertical location changes dramatically whether we are sitting or standing, or how long our torsos are if we are sitting. However, pointing speakers into the vicinity of ears does matter, especially at the front.
What if I mounted them closer to the ceiling? Should I tilt and rotate them so they're aimed a little more at the listener?