Originally Posted by Roger That
How about placing one 4BP in the corner of the top (the very top, not IN it) of the shelf on the left side: the one with the 4 picture frames on it. On the right, mount the right one ABOVE the window treatments in line with where the left one is.
Originally Posted by Hicks
Yeah that's what I was thinking as well, it does look like that might place the left speaker in front of his couch, but if that's the case perhaps it the couch could be moved forward just a bit so that the speaker is directly to the side of the sitting position.
Originally Posted by dlenart25
For me that's tough. If it were me i'd go 4B's on stands. Slightly behind listening position, angled slight towards sweet spot. You could hide one by that tree and you'd have 1 on the left side of the couch. When your done with the left one you could slide it back behind the tree as well.
Originally Posted by irish95
I assume you talked to the wife about this, but for my .02 I would consider hiring a good carpenter and put your tv in the 2 openings under the stairs. Combine the 2 openings into 1 and then slide your sectional around. It would allow you better speaker placement and 1 main focal point in the room. Don't worry about the fireplace--I did it and it was never a problem. No one likes tearing up a wall, but I think in the long run it would soilve your problem(speaker placement) and also get the wife on board.
Originally Posted by PoliteNYC
PLEASE weigh in on Irish95's suggestion. After reading these posts with my workmates, who are all married A/V enthusiasts, and debating the various options you presented to your wife, and her responses, we have come to the consensus that for Irish95's suggestion, the WAF will be 'time to call a divorce attorney'.
But in all seriousness, he presented a really nice alternative...
When we first moved in 9 years ago, I suggested taking out the fireplace (which has never been used) and turning that entire area into a custom entertainment center. The WAF was negative on that. But really, we spend a great deal of time in that entire space, a lot of it in the kitchen where I want to be able to see the TV and listen to music. Plus, that entertainment center you see the in picture is brand new and the WAF and HAF are high on it.
Given everything you guys have suggested, my room layout, WAF, HAF and budget, I think I'll try the 4Bs on tall stands. If they sound great to me, then I'll stick with them. Otherwise, I can certainly try the 4BPs mounted to the walls. (I think the jury is still out on using those on the left side of my room since there are not to many reflective surfaces. But that brings up another point: If the BPs are designed to be wall mounted, why do they include an insert for stand mounting? Is it so you can place them directly against a wall without actually attaching them to the wall?)
Originally Posted by dlenart25
Can you really fit a 5c in that entertainment stand?
That is another conundrum. The 5C will barely fit on the shelf directly above the TV. I could use door stops to angle it down toward the listening position. Alternatively, I may get an 18 similar color wood stand and place it directly in front of the entertainment center and angle it up.