5.1 or 7.1, seat against wall... ??
Yamaha HTR-6063b receiver (Canadian version of RX-V667)
1 set RTiA7's - fronts
2 sets RTi4's -surrounds or presence
CSIa4 - center
PSW111 - sub
The room I'm using for my HT setup is a bout 12' x 18'. Since the short wall has a glass door, I'll be setting the TV and couch against the long sides. However, it leaves me with little space to pull the couch from the wall to fit the rears behind my seating...
So, will having my rears mounted more-or-less over my head not work? Being a rental, I cannot cut out a hole and mount them inside the wall.
Would i be better off putting one set off to the sides of the couch, and use the other set as the "presence" speakers that my Yamaha receiver can utilize? (Yamaha says the presence thing mounts smaller speakers to the far high corners of the setup to bolster the front sound field)
Is 7.1 even worth it? after looking for a bit, it seems that very few movies are encoded in true 7.1, and that most movies will let the receiver work out a "fake" 7.1. Does anyone have an opinion on the use of a presence setup? I'm stumped...
Any opinions on this would be great. I've had all these speakers for months, but this is the first chance I've had to use more than the 2x fronts. Which I'm loving, by the way. Now that they've had time to break in, they sound fantastic.