Below are some pics of my den (13’ x 20’) that houses my HT setup. I’m exploring ways to improve on my sub-optimal speaker placement.
Here’s the problem – due to aesthetic reasons, my front speakers must be placed near the wall on each side of the windows (see pics). When they arrive, my “new” floor standing speakers will be rear ported. If I move them forward about 18 inches, they’ll be conspicuously present in the room which won’t pass the WAF. She doesn’t want the room looking like a home theater. That’s one reason why I sold my Rti10’s a while back – they looked nice and sounded good, but they had too much presence in the room.
The other problem is that the speaker on the right side of the TV will be corner loaded (yuck!). The only option I can think of is moving the speakers out from the wall every time we watch a movie, then place them back against the wall when the movie is over. I’d like to avoid doing that, if possible. If I do that, they’ll be about 8 feet from the listening position.
Anyone have other ideas? Is there a way to tame a rear port that’s too close to the wall?