I have the following 5.0 setup:
L=Left, TV&C=TV&Center, R=Right, RL=RearLeft, Sofa=Sofa, RR=RearRight.
The RL and RR surround speakers are placed directly on the edge of the Sofa, pointing in the direction of the Sofa. They are placed on stands, at ear level. The Sofa cannot be moved much further from the left or rear wall (it's about 5" from the rear wall, and 8" from the left wall). There is "other stuff" in the empty area to the right of the Sofa, so the equipment can't be moved there.
The problem is that I feel that the surround sounds often become a bit too directional in this setup. Especially for those that sit near the edges of the Sofa. So I wonder what can be done to reduce this problem? Some ideas:
1. Move the surround speakers so that they point slightly towards the rear wall, thereby letting the sound reflect on the wall and create a more diffuse ambient and non-directional sound?
2. Place the surround speakers higher up. I'd have to get new stands for that, and I don't know if there are any suitable ones at that hight though.
3. Any other ideas?