I'm planning to move to a bigger apartment and evaluating to build my first home theatre setup. I've been studying the dolby/atmos speakers placement guide and reading quite a lot setups on this forum, and finally did some drawing to understand which setup fits better in my room.
The room (33 ft. by 14 ft.) is a living/dining/kitchen room, with just one line of seats, so it will not be fully dedicated to the home theatre. Considering the size of the room I would setup 7.1 speakers, but I would not discard the possibility for a smaller 5.1 setup.
This is the final setup:
I have a couple of doubts I would like you to help me figure them out:
1. Ceiling placement: at 45° (in red in the image) the front ceiling speaker seems quite too close to front speakers, while a 55° placement (in grey in the image) seems better (at least on paper) to me and more similar to the image Dolby provides in the Atmos guide. What's your take? Should I stick with 45°?
2. Floor-standing vs wall-mount: would you advice the floor-standing setup (where all the speakers have the same distance from the LP with the only exception of LRC) or a wall-mount setup, where rear speakers are quite far from the LP (please see picture)?
3. Finally, what do you think about the overall setup and placement? Do you see any major issue? Here you can find some calculation I used for the setup.
Thank you so much for you help, any advise would be much appreciated.