Help with 7.1.4 setup
I wanted to upgrade my system from a 5.1 to a 7.1.4 Atmos setup. After doing a lot of reading I think I have a good idea of how to set things up but am open to suggestion and wanted to get some feedback. Attached is a diagram of my room. L and R front towers(Infinity Beta 50) in corners angled towards MLP. Sub between L front tower and tv stand. Side surrounds(Infinity Beta ES250) 90 deg to sofa about 6" above ear level. I was going to run them in bi-pole mode since they are only about 2-3' away from end seat listeners ears on the sofa.
Rear surrounds are my problem. There is an open space and a glass door on each of the back 6' of side walls. The rear wall only has about 6' of continuous wall space and has 2 doors near each side so I don't think I can get enough separation between 2 rear surrounds. This makes it very difficult to put 2 rear surrounds in the suggested 135-150 deg positions, especially around ear level(light switches). My solution is to use a 3rd Infinity Beta ES250 as 2 speakers by removing the bridge connector and wiring each side individually as L & R surround rears. This could fit nicely in the middle of the wall again about 6" above ear level. I know not ideal but 2 traditional speakers separated on the back wall would stick out and be very easy to bang into. Thoughts?
I have to get 4 Atmos speakers that I will use as heights speakers and put at the top of the wall/ceiling junction angled down and in at the MLP. Not looking to spend too much on these since Atmos speakers don't get that much sound info. Leaning towards the Sony SS-CSE speakers as they get good reviews, can be mounted on the wall/ceiling firing down or used as up-firing modules, and are on sale for $100 a pair.