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Question Room Advice, wide room, open floor plan

Would love some advice on speaker placement.

Equipment:
Marantz SR5009 with Audyssey mic
ERA D4 L/R and Center
Era Sub 8
Era D3 for surrounds (may change based on suggestions)

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HTPC for internet video and gaming
Sony bluray

I am struggling with the surround placement. Currently using the D3 on stands about 5 feet left and right of the sofa. This leads to extreme sweet spot in center of sofa but unbalanced for left or right seat. Could go in-wall or in-ceiling, dipole or biole.
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Would love some advice on speaker placement.

Equipment:
Marantz SR5009 with Audyssey mic
ERA D4 L/R and Center
Era Sub 8
Era D3 for surrounds (may change based on suggestions)

Source:
HTPC for internet video and gaming
Sony bluray

I am struggling with the surround placement. Currently using the D3 on stands about 5 feet left and right of the sofa. This leads to extreme sweet spot in center of sofa but unbalanced for left or right seat. Could go in-wall or in-ceiling, dipole or biole.
My sofa is up against the wall so my rear surrounds are mounted on the wall on flat shelves at about ear height when standing above the end tables of the couch.

The shelf itself is a ceramic floor tile from Home Depot with some brackets I bought there also.

The speakers are pointed at the center of the room and tilted down a little with the use of a wine cork under the rear of the speaker and it works very well.

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Try raising the speakers up to about a foot above your seated ear. See if that evens out the sound. the speakers should be slightly behind the seated ear, almost facing each other, pointed towards the center seat. If you are still having issues, try bringing them in closer to the seating, as that will increase the angle of the speaker to the closest listener, thus reducing the apparent output of the closest speaker.

You will need to experiment a little. Let your ears decide what position and orientation sounds best at all your seating positions.

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I went ahead and bought some cheap fluance bipolars to do some experiments. Planning on putting them a few feet left and right of the couch, wall mounted near the ceiling.
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