Ok, trying to decide which JTR speakers (left, center, right) would be best for me and(mostly home theater use), and KID FRIENDLY, assuming dialogue intelligibility is good:
Room is 15' front to back, 18' side to side, 10' high (~2700 cubic feet), and we sit 10' from the screen. The center speaker has to sit below a TV screen, and I have to consider WAF, unfortunately... I also have a newborn to consider who, when he gets older, will undoubtedly want to mess with those big black boxes
I initially thought 3 sealed Triple 8's (horizontal orientation for the center would fit nicely in that space under the screen, and my wife has already vetoed anything greater than 10" in height below the screen). The speakers cannot be more than ~1' forward of the back wall.
However, I'm really concerned about my kid knocking the speakers on top of himself in the future, or poking holes in the woofers. So I was brainstorming and came up with these options (all with a horizontal sealed triple 8 as the center):
1) Vented Triple 8 for left and right on stands filled with sand (Jeff doesn't make stands for the sealed Triple 8, so I'd have to go with the vented). I'm still concerned my kid could knock over not the stand but the speaker itself which wouldn't be secured to the stand other than by gravity by resting on it. This would be bad as it may fall on him. Is there a way to secure the speaker to the stand?
2) Two quintuples for left and right as floorstanders and metal grilles. Can my kid still knock those over? They are 43" x 12.25" x 16.5" and weigh 118 lbs, so I think it may be difficult, but I'm not sure.
3) Two sealed Triple 8's as left and right mounted on the wall. I suspect this would be safest, but I don't think my wife (nor me) would like the look of that at all, and depending upon where the wall studs are, it may be asymmetric on that back wall. If I go that route, I was thinking of wall mounting vented Triple 8's and just sticking a stand underneath them so it looks like the speakers are on stands so it won't look too bad, but still would be secure.
Sorry for the questions, but my kid is my first and only 2 weeks old, so I'm super paranoid right now for when he gets older... Thanks!