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post #1 of 4 Old 12-18-2019, 10:34 PM - Thread Starter
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Small Room (11x16) 5.1.4 or 7.1.4

I'm building a house and need to decide what wiring I want to have installed in the Media Room.

The room is 10.5x11.5. I would like to be able to sit at least 6 people in there which would require 2 rows of seating with the back row against the wall. The attached diagram shows what 2 rows would look like with the seats reclined.

My original plan was to do 5.1.4. If you look at the attached diagram and ignore the black and white speaker icons you can see where I have the current positions for wiring.

1 x Center will be under a projection screen
2 x Front Speakers Square Red Icons 1-2 These will be Towers.
4 x Ceiling Speakers Red Round Icons 1-4
2 x Surround Speakers Square Red Icons 3-4 In wall or on wall.

2 Questions.

1. Does the placement of the Atmos and Surround speakers look correct.

2. Should I consider 7.1.4 for this small of a room? I have had people tell me I really need to put in rear speakers for 7.1.4. I seen a lot of people say you need to have ~3ft of space between your rear speakers a "Main" seating. If my main seating is the first row thats not an issue but if they are going to be sitting right on top of the second row.

Thanks for any feedback.
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Should I consider 7.1.4 for this small of a room?
Yes, you can get excellent separation between the Side speakers and Rear speakers.
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If my main seating is the first row thats not an issue but if they are going to be sitting right on top of the second row.
Mount them on the back wall, just above the heads of the listeners in the second row, so that the sound shoots past them rather than right at their heads (which would be distracting).

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My original plan was to do 5.1.4.
I'd stick to that, esp. in such a small space, and esp. if the extra 2 surrounds might leave you with less $ to spend on the more essential elements of the system (center and sub).
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Does the Atmos Speaker Placement look correct? I'm thinking maybe the front Atmos speakers should move about foot towards the front?

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