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I'll be moving into a new place come June, unforutunately, I will have to make many comprimises in living room when setuping up the HT. I could use some advice, as it's quite a difficult situation:

http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~mikekao...m%20Layout.JPG


I have a Harman Kardon AVR-525, so I want to take advantage of all 7 channels, but that would further complicate matters... if a 7.1 setup wouldn't work well in the room, I guess I could drop the idea. Here are the potential setup's I devised so far:


Setup 1:
http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~mikekao...m%20Setup1.JPG

It appears that the rear surrounds are overlapping the couch, but they aren't scaled to actual size, plus I would most likely mount them above the listener on the wall. Is this too close though? It would look pretty bad if I moved the couch up even a foot, so it's difficult to have it ideal...



Setup 2:
http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~mikekao...m%20Setup2.JPG

(center not shown, but would be on top tv)

In this setup, I would angel the front speakers towards the sweet spot


Which setup do you guys think would be preferable, and how should I setup the rear surrounds?

Also, I'm thinking of moving the Subwoofer to the top left corner simply b/c I heard from someone on these forums say that the sub sounds tighter placed on the outside corner walls (walls that separate the outside from the inside of the house) rather than the inside corner walls (interior walls). What are your thoughts on this?


Any critiques, suggestions and advice would be appreciated!
 

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While I've yet to see a house with a perfect room just waiting to be used, yours is pretty harsh. My plan would obstruct traffic a little (I have to walk around a speaker to get into my HT), but it might not be too bad.


Along the lines of what GreatBob suggested, I'd set the room on an angle. Move the TV to the lower left corner, just a little right of where the sub is now, and rotate the couch to face it. Moving the couch a matching foot or two away from the right wall would give an easier step-around to the doorway. Your front speakers would need to be mounted high, since the RF speaker (left side of the diagram...) would wind up over the lower door on the left (diagram) wall. The side and rear channels could all be at the same level and about the same distance from your seating position -- right surround just to the left (on the diagram) of the window, right rear just to the right of the window, and the left side mirroring the positions of the right, mounted on the left wall. Your sub might now fit in the corner behind the couch, and give better access to the window.
 
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