Sorry for posting this is again but I originally posted this in the speakers area then decided that it is probably better suited for this forum (especially when I only got 1 response). Thanks for any thoughts and ideas.
"Hi all, Sorry but this is another "speakers against back wall with couch" thread. The difference between this and other threads that I researched though is that the other guys actually had an option as to where to place their speakers and were looking for placement suggestions. I inherited this media room and its pretty sweet. There are in wall definitive speakers installed, 2 on front wall with projector screen, 2 in the middle of the room on the side walls, and 2 on the back wall about 2-3 feet from the couch. I realize that to run 7.1 optimally I should have the couch in the center with the side speakers, but it just won't work there. So I've been running this nerfed config for the last few months, and I'm really starting to notice how much I'm missing from the mid speakers. That's where my question and hopes for advice come in.
I've seen many say that you should just run 5.1 in this situation rather than a weak 7.1 config. So if I decide to try that I'm wondering about the best way to achieve that. I have a denon 1913 and I haven't checked yet to see if there's a way to just duplicate the sound from the mid speakers to the rear or if I would want to do that even if it's possible. Obviously I could rewire the rears and just plug them into the mids on the avr, and unplug the actual mids all together. Just curious for you all's advice about what I can do with this set up. Just trying to make it sound the best with what I have and limitations with the couch, knowing that I can't move either the speakers or the couch. Thanks!"