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Distance from back wall for couch

Good evening everybody. Finally have all the pieces for our home theater so will be putting together this week. With the understanding that sub/speaker placement needs to be played around with some what would you say would be a good general distance/rule to start with for couch on back wall. I have the 10x11x9 room. I will also have some acoustic tiling hanging behind an old large map also hung on the wall directly behind couch/MLP. I am wondering if since the distance to speakers will be roughly 7' if having couch along back wall would be that big of a deal. I could move couch off back wall (also adjust L/C/R speakers back a foot or so up front too if necessary) up to say around 18-24 in. Thanks for any input you may have. Steve
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It is often recommended that the MLP (Main Listening Position) be away from the back wall 1/5th - 1/3rd the depth of the room. In your case if the 11' dimension is the depth, that would be 2.2'-3.6' from the back wall.

Your room is almost square...square rooms are notoriously bad for subwoofers. Are you planning on dual subs?
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It is often recommended that the MLP (Main Listening Position) be away from the back wall 1/5th - 1/3rd the depth of the room. In your case if the 11' dimension is the depth, that would be 2.2'-3.6' from the back wall.

Your room is almost square...square rooms are notoriously bad for subwoofers. Are you planning on dual subs?
The 10' dimension is front to back portion of room. I will be running dual Rythmik F18's. So 2' for my ears off back wall would work yes? Thanks @Alan P
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