Home theater design, audio question
I am building a home theater in the basement and I am somewhat limited in what I can do because of two areas where there are lally columns.
The room itself is about 17 x 16, which I know is not great but it's what I have.
The lally columns are at the front of the room, roughly 3.5 feet from the left and right side walls, and 5 feet from the front wall.
I am contemplating framing in the columns so that it effectively creates an alcove for the screen and audio. However, at 10.5 feet, the speakers will be right up against the screen and tight to each wall of the alcove.
The tower speakers are Klipsch R28Fs and the screen is a 110" Cirrus Stratus. The projector is an Epson 6050ub.
So here is my question - should I:
1) go ahead with the alcove and treat the ~3.5 feet of alcove wall in front of each speaker
2) frame another wall in the alcove so that the speakers are tight to the screen but flush with the edge of the alcove (reducing the length of the room by about 3.5 feet)
3) just leave the columns as is or frame them as solo columns
I've been going over this in my head and I can't reach a decision. Any help would be appreciated. I have a rough sketch of the options but I'm not sure how to submit photos or links.
Thanks in advance