Hey guys. I need some advice. I have a 7.1 system. Here’s the equipment
Speakers: Mains: Polk LSI 25s
Center: Polk LSI C
Surrounds: Polk LSI FXs
Surround Backs: Polk LSI 7s
Subwoofer: SVS PB 12 +
Preamp: Sunfire Theater Grand IV
Amp: Sunfire Cinema Grand 7
Other Equipment: Sony DVP CX 777es
Behringer DSP1124 Parametric EQ
Monster Power 3600 MK II
Sony KSPW51 RP TV
Fantastic system IMHO. Sounds great. But here’s my situation. I want to maximize the sound.
Look at the picture, here is my room layout. It’s in a living room on the east side with an open air kitchen to the west. Vaulted ceilings (10 ft). Gas fireplace is on the south side with five foot windows on either side as well as a window over the fireplace. In the middle north side of the picture, there is an open hallway to the front door. Carpet and wooden blinds dress the area. As you can see, acoustical properties are not optimized for my open room.
My subwoofer is in the SE corner below my right surround speaker. My surround backs are over the fireplace on the mantle. Unfortunately my entertainment center (10 feet) takes up the entire north wall with 24” on either side.
What I need to know from someone in the know is this.
1. Am I better off moving the entertainment center against the East wall, surround backs mounted on penta (sp) mounts from the ceiling in the kitchen and sub against the north or south wall?
2. Or is this current setup the best? One might say the only way to find out is to move it and determine for yourself. I am hoping someone with acoustical knowledge can comment.
Looking forward to hearing from you!