I would love to do a full surround (5.1) but I'm not sure it would be worthwhile with my restrictions and room size. I've attached a "schematic" done in paint to show where things are. The TV and floor speakers must go there. The sitting position must remain there, against the wall. The Surround Speakers must be affixed to the wall. One in the corner, and one just above the sitting position, maybe a little bit offset if I'm lucky. The sub could go either by the fronts or by the sitting position. Keep in mind that the room is quite small. Right now I have my computer speakers (just the usual small 2.1 ~150$ setup) in place in the attached dining room (shown in the schematic) and it fills the (living) room with sound quite nicely. This experience has led me to doubt the validity of the full 5.1 system. My questions are:
1.) Which sub location is optimal? Pretty sure it's number 2 but wanted to double check.
2.) Would it be worthwhile to get surrounds with this sort of layout? Will I really get the "surround sound experience?"
3.) If the answer to number 2 is "no," is it worthwhile to get a center channel speaker? I've read and heard "yes" but have no real experience myself.
Appreciate any help or advice.
I already have (not yet received or setup):
-Yamaha RX-V373 AVR
-Pair of Klipsch floorstanding speakers (handed down from my uncle, not sure of the model)
-Klipsch Reference RW12D subwoofer