Hey guys, new poster, longtime lurker.
Ok, so I'm building out a home theater setup. Getting married mid-august so I have to wait until after the wedding to get the projector and screen, however I found a crazy good deal on Craigslist and got THIS
receiver and THIS
speaker/sub set for $200 so I couldn't pass it up.
Now, I'm trying to figure out how to set up the surround sound given my room setup. We live in a bi-level house so the living room is slightly underground, 10 foot ceilings, and probably about 25 feet from the front part of the wall that the TV (soon to be projector screen) is on to the back of the couch. (layout below)
So, given the setup I bought, I know where the 2 front speakers and the center should go, however I'm having some trouble figuring out where the other 4 speakers should be placed.
The way the tv / screen is set up I have a floating shelf/entertainment console under it, so I can put the 2 standing front speakers on either side, set the center on top of it, and I have to measure it still/decide if theres a better location but thinking maybe put the sub under the floating console.
Currently, the couch is pretty much centered with the wall (wall cuts off and goes to dining room), so the mojo of the room is going to be thrown off if I move it away from the side wall (currently about a 1 foot gap between couch and side wall) and there is a little room to play with how far I can move the couch off of the back wall (currently about a 10 inch gap) but I don't want to move it TOO far off the back wall as to make it look awkwardly far off.
However, with the current given setup, or with maybe some slight movement, what would be the best place to put the 4 other speakers? I have wall mounts so I don't really have to worry about getting them off the wall, but I would obviously like to obtain as good of a sound experience as I possibly can.
Thanks guys, this really isn't my expertise what-so-ever, but would like to tackle this myself instead of paying hundreds of dollars to have someone come in and look at it, in which I could save the money or put it towards buying better equipment.
Any and all help is appreciated! If there's any other details I may have left out or that you'd like to know please let me know! Thanks!