Originally Posted by SOWK
But I am also at far field listening positions.
Does this mean your MLP is in the rear row? I am sure that with the current setup, even with the wides, the envelopment in the back row is much better than in the front row. But from a picture envelopment perspective, I would recommend the front row for your MLP.
The sound stage sound nice and wide even with the 30 degree angle. You may have not seen this pic. This was my final speaker Layout.
I can move them out to about 40 degrees.
Maybe I will do that.
I missed that final picture. Luckily, your L/R speakers can be moved with no reconstruction, so experimenting is a low impact, high yield endeavor.
But its not why I added wides. (Well it could be I suppose.) I wanted to fill any sound gaps between front and rear channels.
What signals are you feeding them?
To setup a home theater this big you would need an absolutely massive room to get the correct speaker placement.
Or a much smaller screen...
its a compromise I had to make.
Well, yes, with two rows of seats they cannot all be in the optimal sweet spot. But that does not matter. And the screen size is not a problem.
Not to mess with you too much, I would opt to use the extra pair or speakers as surrounds rather than wides (ignoring the fact they are not the same model). The idea is to get a pair of surrounds lateral (and even a little bit forward) of the front seats. This would improve immersion significantly. Add that to the 40-deg fronts and you'd not need the wides. Note in my fantasy I also moved the existing 4 surrounds as a result.