Ah, I see, that is one tall couch. Even the back of mine is only 36", and just at the middle. The armrest parts at the sides are about 25". If it's doable, maybe you could place the rears at the side vs behind, like many do.
I just caught up with my neighbor barely in time last night to demo my speakers for him and he decided he wanted to get them. He's got CP and is wheelchair bound so he needs help with this stuff. He had ordered these
from Newegg, and they're still in box, so he decided to give Newegg a call today and arrange to pay to ship them back for store credit.
I called Fry's and they had two of the subs in stock, but only the demos they had set up for me on the 5-pack. They said I could get a rain check for the sale price though. His brother came over so we could use the carpool lane, we hopped in my truck, and got there 3 min before they closed last night, and it was the last day of the sale. I was pondering when we got home if we should set his place up like mine with the TV at the end of the living room near the picture window to keep the surround speaker wires along the wall. (We have smallish, long narrow living rooms)
When I got home I realized that arrangement won't be ideal for him since he is used to having his TV on his entertainment center (vs a small table behind his desk), and small monitor for use with his desk/PC off to the side. I did some more checking and in measuring my apt, which is similar to his, I think the best route will be to get a 100' spool of double jacket in wall speaker wire
, in which case we can just cut one surround wire extra long and run both surround wires around the end of his living room. That way he can keep his existing layout.
I was tempted to get wire like that myself when I set up my system, but I have brown carpet and the white wire would have stuck out like a sore thumb. He doesn't have carpet or rugs though, and the floor tile is mostly white anyway. I think it's best he has tougher wire that's double jacketed in case he ever runs over it with his wheelchair. Only thing is, with all those hard surfaces, there's going to be more sound reflections. His Pioneer receiver has MCAAC though, so hopefully that will help with setting the EQ.