Thanks for taking the time to read this, and let me warn you all that this is not the best location to place a home theatre, but unfortunately it is the only option I have. This is my first post, and so far I haven't read anything that quite matches the unfortuanate situation I have. I am really going to need some help on this one. Before I get to the room, allow me to explain the gear I have to work with: Receiver - Denon 3805; Monitor - Sony 60 inch projection; DVP - Sony DVP-NS3100ES (has HDMI output); The speakers I have had for awhile, and I do still like them, but I am open to change / modification if absolutely necessary. They are: Center - CS175; Front 2- RT400; Rear - RT35; and the SUB - PSW120 (Yep, when you pull the covers the spekers are all back, not blue, and looks like a hockey puc next to them) Ready for the challenge..., a pencil sketch might help since the system will not accept my photos, says I can post them but times out, Sorry! Try to picture this! Keep in mind that the room is only 15 feet deep, and 10 feet wide, with a sloped exposed beam ceiling 9 feet to 12 feet. As you are looking at the TV and sitting on the couch, which is the width of the back wall, you have the back of a brick fire place to your right extending eight feet in front of you then open to the next room (yes the fire place is in the center of the house, go figure). To your left are a wall of windows then a door to the outside. The inner walls, and ceiling are wood tongue and groove 1" thick, and as I mentioned the ceiling is vaulted and open.
My main problem is going to be the rear satilite speakers. I, or should I say my couch, is literally againt the wall, so do I point those RT35 's straight forward??? and if so how high should they be; Or should I still have them facing each other even though sombody will be sitting right under them? Now don't laugh, but do you think I should even attempt using the 6.1 to 7.1 cabability of the Denon System for this size room? Would you even notice a difference here? If I do need another rear speaker what do you think would be best? Should I be thinking about recessed satelites? I just don't know and am baffeled, never had to deal with surround in a room this small before.Thanks for holding in there, I know this was likely very difficult to picture, and read. By the way any and all suggestions are welcome ... but...the room configuration can not be changed ... and moving is not an option ...even if it is tempting.