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Seeking help on first budget setup in a small room

Guys and Gals, I need some help on selecting my next set of speakers. I've been running HTIB speakers for a while, and its time to upgrade. I'm not on a budget persey

I've already purchased a pair of Pioneer SP-FS52s and SP-BS22A-LRs not realizing that the SP-FS52s are meant for the front (silly me). Im trying to figure out what my next move is.

*Attempt to use the SP-BS22A-LRs w/ ATMOS wired, for the rears
or
*Return them and get a pair of SP-BS22-LRs, for the rears

As you can see in my photos, I have limited to no space between the couch and the rear wall. It seems the BS22As in the rear wouldn't be appropriate for ATMOS considering the room size and configuration. I am not dead set on ATMOS, I got a good deal on the BS22As and think its a neat feature.

The room is enclosed on 3 sides, opens into a larger kitchen space. The "living room area" where the speakers are is 11'L x 12'W x 9'H. Width measured until it opens into the kitchen (end of the rear wall). I live in a condo with units above and below. So I have to be considerate of my neighbors when it comes to sound.

What are your thoughts?

Also, can you please let me know if I'm on track for my Future Setup. I still have to buy the center and sub. Open to any and all suggestions on speakers, placement, decor =).

Current Setup

Receiver: Marantz NR1606 (ATMOS capable 5.2.2)
Speakers: Harmon Kardon HKTS 30
Couch Shakers: Dayton APA150 w/ 2x Auro Pro

Proposed Future Setup

Receiver: Marantz NR1606
Fronts: Pioneer SP-FS52
Rears: Pioneer SP-BS22-LR or SP-BS22A-LR
Center: PhilHarmonic Affordable Accuracy Center
Sub: Dayton SUB-1200
Couch Shakers: Dayton APA150 w/ 2x Auro Pro
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Include the entire open space, as the sub will try to fill it all.

Are you going to use the front L&R for stereo music listening? If so, then having towers in the front might make sense. if not, then you might be better off with the AAs at all front positions.

If you are worried about bothering the neighbors, then a sub might not be the best idea. Are you on a concrete slab? How much sound leakage between units (do you hear them much)?
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