I have been lurking for years and just reading and learning. First time actually posting today because I could use some help and my searches come up inconclusive
I just purchased a set of Klipsch Ks-14's for my surrounds yesterday to complete my Icon setup. (please dont poke fun, but I am kind of a newb with limited space and quite a step up from my Quintets)
Nonetheless, I have my main viewing sofa on my back wall. When I had my quintets for my surrounds they were about ear level on my back wall pointed inward a little bit and I just felt they were not optimal to match my setup nor mounting.
I made the situation worse I think with getting bigger speakers. I love that they are bidirectional and i think this will help my situation but could use some pointers from some more seasoned HT Enthusiasts.
My back wall from corner to corner is 15ft. My main sofa is about 110" long. It is not centered on the back wall due to viewing angle and the fact that all my units are recliners. Pictures will show betterOption 1:
If I mount on the side walls due to a window on one side and closet on the other, my mounting height will need to be about 7ft. I have tried test mounting them there and seems like they are missing something at that height. I am thinking if I mount there, I will need to point downward a bit to get the audience back into the range. Problem with this is, I do not know what kind of mounts to look for. These have a keyhole mount only. So I may need something like a clamp mount and would like to keep as close to the wall as possible due to the size. Any suggestions? I am leaning towards this option because we put our xmas tree in the one corner and random stuff here and there so it might be nice to keep them high and unblocked from anything we may need to move around.Option 2:
If I mount them on the back wall, I can get them a bit lower and possibly into the range of the audience hearing a bit better. Problem is with this it will look off because my stuff is not centered and will stick out a bit more I think. My other concerns are localization. I test mounted about 2-3 ft above the ear range and seemed to get more detail than up high on the sides, but the one will be right above one of the seaters head. I am still unsure about the height this way too with my layout.
Here are some pics of the things I tried, Also shows my front staging and an idea of room layout while I was moving things around today. Thanks in advance for viewing
Old pic with the Quintets mounted. You can see the one listener in the corner gets killed with localization and the other hidden by the xmas tree right now. You can see the tight angle though atleast to get an idea of the old mounting