Originally Posted by brendelac
i currently am using bookshelf speakers mounted on stands on either side of the couch (beside the staircase) facing the listening position. i'd like to try a pair of true surround speakers but am wondering if the left speaker might sound unbalanced or "off" because of the wall that is directly behind and beside it. it will be in a corner while the right speaker will not.
thanks for your insight.
The problem is the way your room is configured. If you place a bi-pole on the wall next to the hallway opening, the sound will run away, down the hall and away from you. The same will happen if you use a di-pole.
A weird solution would be to mount a bi-pole to the left of the sofa on the staircase wall as you face the TV and a bookshelf on the hallway wall that leads into the kitchen.
Another solution would be to mount on each opposing wall, bookshelf speakers on wall mounts with swivels and aim them to your needs but the hallway opening is going suck any sound away from the room reproduced by any speakers pointed in the direction of the hallway.