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Hey everyone,

I’ve spent a few days in the receiver section trying to nail down some specifics. I have never built or set up any surround sound systems. I’m looking to build a 5.1.4 Atmos system upstairs in my house in a loft like area, wife refuses to see a surround speaker in the living room. 🙄

Anyways so it’s a small area like maybe 11X11 with a full wall on one side, half wall behind the couch, that’s up against that half wall and a full wall in front of the couch, right side is fully open room with closets and a bathroom on that side. I’m going to upload some photos.

1 photo is the general room layout with the stairs behind the half wall.

2nd photo is a general idea of how the first 7 speakers will be installed. Question is on in ceiling spaces for the rear Atmos. Would you place them above the couch or offset them behind your head a bit over the stairs so you can isolate the surround height speakers?

3rd photo is a general mock up of how to do the surround rears from staring straight at the couch with the TV at your back. I included both options for speakers but only 2 will be installed obviously. With the couch up against the wall, the best you can do is put the rear surrounds next to the couch. Or (if I can manage fishing the wire, wall mounted rears in the half wall, like flush mount or even on wall, but will that be too close to your head? Almost on top of you at that point.

Other than that, I’m lost on the rears, you could maybe do a wall mounted rear up slightly above the half wall and back although that would look awkward going up the stairs. If you do that though, the other side of the room is totally open, you would still have a stand mounted rear.

Any insight or tips would be appreciated, thanks. I can also take (actual) photos if need be, these were my lame, lunch break scribbles.
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