Above are two pictures of where I would like to set up a surround sound system. These are taken from the realty website so it's not our actual decorating and arranging. We will be moving in to our new (and first!) home in February. I've been doing ungodly amounts of research on receivers and speakers, but it won't do me much good if I can't put it anywhere.
I obviously have the hurdle of the fireplace being in the middle, and thus am forced to have the TV off to the left which has the built in stand. I'm guessing the room is about 14x18. I was hoping to get the Jamo S 426, but I'm worried that there would be no room for floor standing speakers. My less exciting, alternative choice would be the Energy Take 5.0, and then purchasing the BIC F12 sub woofer.
Based on what you guys notice, do you have any tips when setting up my system? Do you agree that floor standing speakers would be a wasted effort in this room? And for the surround speakers, do you suggest mounting each one on the opposite walls? And for a room this size and it's shape, do you recommend any other speakers?
Thank you so much in advance!