I have a small room, that is approximately 12 x 12.5'. After searching for pretty much a full year I finally have a pair of Axiom QS4 surrounds coming in. These will complete my 5.1 setup (currently have Chase Home Theater Pro-10 and Sho-10 fronts and Outlaw EX sub).
My question is about placement: back wall vs side walls. The sofa in this room is approximately 6" off the rear wall. I know that this isn't far enough away for "rear surrounds" to be effective, and that surrounds should be placed 90*-110* from listening position, but there is a doorway on one of the side walls (see pic).
I could place the speaker above this doorway, but the distance between the top of the doorway and the ceiling is only 14"...which means the top-firing woofer of the QS4 would only have ~7.5" clearance from the ceiling at most. Also, if I had these in-line (that is, 90* from listening position) then the rear-facing tweeter would only have 4-5" clearance from the rear wall.
I understand that the whole idea of the Axiom surrounds' design is to be forgiving in placement and effectively disperse sound for surround audio, but do they have a "limit" of placement restrictions?
I have heard a 5.1 setup in the local Best Buy Magnolia room which had surrounds located on the rear wall and I enjoyed the setup very much. However, I would prefer NOT to have mine on the rear wall as it is drywall, and I have already put all kinds of holes in it mounting my projectors