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I tried this in the speaker forum but didn't get any response...hopefully someone in this forum can make some suggestions...


Attached is the layout of my room...unfortunately it isn't the best layout for a home theater room so i was hoping someone on here can help with the best positioning of my speakers...


currently i'm considering the onkyo 7100 set up as a 5.1 system with the other 2 speakers either for a diff zone or may get outdoor speakers for the diff zone...


as you can see in the attachment...there is not too much room in the corner where the tv is...the tv is mounted on the corner entertainment center...so i was going to put the fronts and center on the top shelf...will that be far enough apart for the fronts? if not any other suggestions?


now the rears is where i'm confused...i'm assuming my best bet is the corner of the wall with the sliding glass door and the one sofa...

but where would be the best spot for the other rear? would it be on the wall behind the other couch (which would place it about 1/2 way over the couch)...other thought was the opposite corner of the 1st rear....which would be the corner of the fireplace wall and the wall where the kitchen opening is...or is that too far apart? or would it be on the corner of the back wall...ie on the full wall behind the couch that intersects at the bathroom (ie open door on layout)...


any other thoughts would be great....just moved into this house recently and i want to get started wiring my rears...


thanks for any help you can provide...
 

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Ugh....I can see why you didnt get any response. Horrible layout for HT.


You may not want to hear it but this is a perfect reason for one of those soundbars.
Soundbar review


Sorry, I have no other suggestions.
 

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Ya, that's a nasty room for HT layout. Honestly, the only way that you're going to get a half-decent soundstage is to put the TV in the middle of the 15' wall with the front speakers flanking it. That would make the rears easy to place but the surrounds are going to be screwy no matter what you do. Honestly, I'd put the sofa's back-to-back with one facing the fireplace and one facing the TV on the 15' wall - offset a little bit with end tables filling in the overlaps. Then you'd end up with two smaller rooms (a TV room and a fireplace room) essentially. Bad solution but you have limited options. As mentioned, your easiest fix my just be a soundbar and a sub with no other speakers.


How does the wife feel about taking out that horrendously-placed fireplace? haha
 

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i wouldn't mind getting rid of the fireplace...but as luck would have it she wouldn't...actually it's fired up right now...haha...


so i think we are all in agreement that the room layout sucks...

but nonetheless i have to do something...would my best bet be to put the surrounds on the back wall and use the one sofa as the main listening area and have the audessey (sp?) adjust them to something that will give me something different? i'll give a disclaimer to those that help that i won't hold you accountable...haha...i'm just trying to figure out best location based upon my situation...


thanks for ANY thoughts...
 
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