After making additional requests and stating that I would add another pair of speaker wires, the builder has agreed to move the TV wall to the opposite side of the room! I have a quick turnaround to create a 7.2.4 layout in the room. Ceiling speakers are at 28" making them just 4" to the outside of the second stud, which will work well for my DIY speakers. Don't worry, I plan to use isolating silicone washers when mounting them to the side of the stud, flush with the ceiling.
As far as the surround speakers, how do you like the position of the side and rear speakers? The side speakers will have to go on the walls about 6ft high. When I design speakers for there, I will likely design tweeter down. For the rear speakers, I could go on wall or pulled away on stands next to the bar. On wall is usually not as good for sound. However, designing them for on wall would allow for using the same design as the side speakers. What would you do? On wall at 6ft like the sides, or lower on stands and 18" from the wall to match the front speakers?
Thank you for all the assistance so far. I'm excited to move the TV and get the design finalized.
Edit: A little more information. The media room will mostly be mostly used just by my wife and I until our boys (3, 3, and 2) are old enough for family movie nights. We won't have the bar until I build it. Before I build the bar, I will have to build drawers for the kitchen cabinets. I may want to build the rest of my speakers first too.
As for my two options with the rear speakers, I am leaning toward stand mounted. Once I build new front speakers, I can move my Continuums (one of Jeff Bagby's designs) to rear duty on their current stands. The front speakers will be floorstanders.
Last edited by bjaurelio; 07-16-2019 at 05:34 PM.