Help with surround speaker type and positioning
Hey all! First real foray into setting up a HT audio so go easy on me. Our last home had an existing mediocre in-ceiling 5-speaker system we just used so trying to figure this out. Looking at an SVS Ultra 5 bookshelf speaker system to add to my PB-1000. Use is probably 80% movies/tv, 10% gaming, 10% music. Debating between getting Ultra surrounds (their bipole/dipole/duet option) or standard bookshelf speakers. Problem is we have an open living/kitchen area so no true back wall. Planning to have someone run speaker wire under the crown moulding to the positions and wall mount the surrounds. Due to windows on the "top" wall and closet/bathroom doors under Green A & B positions, the wall mounts for all surround positions would be about 7 feet high. Currently the main viewing couch is roughly level with the back edge of the "lower" wall but could move up a foot or two. Blue box = TV, red boxes = LCR, brown boxes = seating (couches, chair, barstools). Obviously not to scale ;-)
Spoke to a guy from SVS briefly who rec'd using Ultra Surrounds in Bipole mode mounted at both "A" positions at or just behind the listener. Any thoughts on if this is the best option? Other suggestions? Thanks in advance!