Originally Posted by Milt99
Don't know all of the traffic patterns in the room and don't know what the room looks like from the current speaker's POV.
Just noticed that the wall your speakers are on have a corner on the left side and door on the right.
I'm not saying that the long wall will work any better but it's always good to give alternate setups a try.
Like I said above, I have no idea if it's workable or not.
Fair enough, and yes, thinking about alternatives is almost always useful.
At one time, the room was flipped 180 degrees with the mains / center on the end with the sliders. That was just OK sound-wise and not very good for TV viewing. Too much light comes in those sliders.
Using the short wall where the kitchen would be on the right presents a lot of arrangement and audio balance issues. I don't see how that could work well.
Some people might use a long wall with a fireplace by placing a TV over the hearth, usually with a small sound bar or just the TV speakers. I haven't heard a setup like that that sounds as good as my current arrangement. Not sure what I'd do with the C208 in such a configuration as that fireplace is actually used.
The current arrangement isn't perfect either. That passageway by the right channel becomes useless or a trip hazard for stepping over speaker wire. I need to do something about that. On the video side, there's a lot of glare at the mlp unless the blackout curtains are closed. Sound-wise, it's pretty good. It's a solution with compromises that we're making work. So far.
Of course, this would be a whole lot easier with a dedicated room. Alas, that is not in our future.