I'd like your advice about the Spread on my L/R Fronts RtiA1's, and TL3 rears. I've attached a detailed drawing floor plan and a photochopped photo of my living room. Yes, the RtiA1s and CSiA4 are not in proportion, and the center is offcenter a little to accomodate the Receiver on the same shelf. The 47" LCD is hung from the wall behind. This should probably be optimized for a seating position compromised between seats 1,2 and couch 3.
Currently the Fronts are 13.5 feet apart, where the blue rectangles are in the photo and drawing. I'm thinking of moving them in to 7 feet part (on center), mounted on the wall, shown as 2 RED rectangles on the sides of the bookshelves. The cherry bookshelves are 14 inches deep. The RtiA1 is 11.5 inches deep, so it will be recessed 2.5 inches, and slightly more if I toe them in a little. My ears aren't so great and I'm a little nutty about this at this point, so your advice is appreciated.
1.Will the sound stage be wide enough at the 7 foot width? Or even better than at 13.5 feet? What kind of music or movies (Master and Commander) would be good to test this?
2.Is the 2.5" recess on one side of each RtiA1 a problem enough to be worth pushing them away from the wall somehow?
The TL3 side/rear/surrounds are currently sitting on furniture slightly above ear height at the blue rectangle positions shown on the drawing. Some say they should be a foot or two above ear height to be more diffuse or something? Since they're wall hung, it won't be easy to aim them down at the seating position 2.
Thanks in advance.