I'm looking to pick up a set of small 5.1 speakers for our new living room (essentially Broadcast TV and Kids movies), they will be wall mounted so the Orb wall plates are 100% perfect for my application.
Keep in mind that there will be a dedicated HT room, not a built-out room, but a room with a nicer TV/Speaker setup) compared to the downstairs.
You can see in this shot the wall plates for the existing wiring and placement (TV will go in the same spot as the one in the image. NOTE: this isn't my furniture or my TV
The room is very open, the Kitchen, Dining Room, Breakfast Nook are all open to this room, so the sound would travel and I wouldn't mind it to be big enough to fill out the adjacent areas for musical interludes!
Are Orbs the right choice for this space? While WAF plays a role (cost), the look isn't that big of a deal - I would prefer to keep them wall mounted due to the children and wouldn't mind not having big black boxes with new holes/mounting options (hence the Orb wall plates being perfect).