The room where our entertainment system sits is primarily a window room, lots of glass on 3 sides. It is 24 X 20 and the 4th side opens into a kitchen and a dining room.
There is a modest 3/12 pitched peaked ceiling which is about 12 feet at the peak. There are several small abutments that break up the room (closet, 1/2 bath, bay window bump out) as well as a "soffit" created by the need to use an LVL beam to span the opening where the the room joins the kitchen and the dining rooms.
So, the TV must sit in a corner between a side window and and the bumped out bay window. It sits at about a 45 degree angle into the room. The main furniture is set to view the TV head on.
The main speakers (1980s Monitor 10s) are set about 7 feet apart on either side of the TV. No front center speaker. Yamaha RV-x1200.
Polk 650 subwoofer using speaker level inputs, set to 80 hz and set to kick in at about 110 Hz. Center and Main speakers set to small.
Rear center (CS 400) set into the "soffit" about 7 feet off the floor.
Currently (and these are the center of my question) the FX 500s are set directly in the corners, facing each other, firing almost along the adjoining walls. They are set to dipole.
There is one active sound dispersal unit (ceiling fan) and one passive dispersal unit (hanging light fixture).
Having grown up in the days when Dynaco and MacIntosh ruled, and Marantz and Fisher names still meant something, I have trouble accepting corners are a good place for speakers.
However, in the corners, they are above (about 6 feet above the floor) and directly to the side of the main furniture.
Is "dipole" the "correct " setting for this application?
Is there another placement I could (should?) try?
While decent sound is important to us, it is less important than the way the room is mostly used. Given all the glass in the room, it is apparent that home theater is not our highest priority.
Thanks for your thoughts.