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    Default Advice needed on in wall speaker placement

    I have a rather odd shaped room layout:


    I currently have a surroundbar under the TV which is mounted to the wall. I'm not really happy with it.

    Considering putting in walls and in ceilings where the red locations indicate, but im worried that the left front is too close to the 2 ft wall next to it. I will not be able to get more than 6 inches away from that corner.

    Also, the TV is at eye level when I'm on the recliner, so should I:
    1) raise the TV and put the fronts and center under it?
    2) put the speakers above the TV and aim the tweeters down?

    Or should I give up the fronts entirely and just go with the ceiling surrounds?
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    bueller, bueller?

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    Can you knock out the wall left of the tv? Probably not, huh? ;)

    If you have not purchased your speakers yet, some of the Polk in-walls have a distance toggle that you select when the speaker is closer than 2' to the side wall so it will flatten on the frequency response. Polk says 3-6' for speaker height.

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    Thanks. Unfortunately I already have the speakers - Cambridge Soundworks - these will be the only non Polk speakers in my house. So do you think that wall will make it sound like crap?

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    It will be a little bassier than the others. Does your receiver have a calbration mode with EQ for each individual speakers? That may correct for the difference.

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    Yes I'll be using a Harman Kardon 247 which has auto calibration.

    Would some kind of treatment on that wall possibly help? Any ideas on the thinnest profile treatment I could put over there?

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    Installed the speakers yesterday. The fronts are 8" Cambridge Soundworks Ambience 82's and the rears are JBL's. The first non polk speakers in my home, but I wanted large speakers to possibly do away with the sub.

    Added a sheet of Dynamat behind each speaker on the back wall, and a generous amount of insulation above and below in the wall cavity and just a little directly behind.

    They do not disappoint. Watched a few concert DVD's today and they completely blew me away.

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