My current set-up, Room is about 12'W x 15'L
I have a TV at one end and my seating at the other.
(i.e., like the pic. below, however with seat 1' from the BACK wall)
Currently, I have the following Polks; CS-400i-center, RT-55's mains, Rt-35's rears.
I use this primariy for HT use.
I'm purchasing a new Sony 36XBR800 TV and a new 7.1 receiver (yet to be decided)
My room is such that I currently have my rear speakers at ear level,about 2' in front of my listening position
In an attempt at trying a 6.1 set-up, I placed my old center speaker(CS-245) in the wall, 1 ft. behind and 2 ft above my seating position.
What I found is that what I had with the 5.1, now seemed a bit washed out by all the surround sounds, whether they be to the right or left ending up in rear speaker behind me.
My question is this.
If I purchase a pair of FX300's or 500''s to add to the mix, so that I can get a 7.1 set-up, what should go where????
I can mount the side speakers (currently at ear level and 1 ft. in front of me) on the walls so that they'd be about 4 ft. above my listening postion.
At the same time I could mount the rear speakers in the top back,8 ft. high corners of my room so that they face each other or so that they face forward.
Regardless,they'd still be about 1 ft behind me but about 5 ft from my listening position in the corners.
Imagine this picture, with my seat, 1-2' from the back wall, instead of how it is in the pic. and that would give you a decent idea of my layout.
My questions now are these;
1)do I mount the FX's or the RT's against the side walls? (2 ft in front and 4 ft. above ear level )
*The side spkrs. would be mounted like they are in the pic., with my seat however, near the back wall.
2) how do I mount the speakers in the rear corners above my listening position? Against the side walls facing each other or against the back wall facing forward?
(while the back wall is about 1 ft. behind me, the spkrs. would be about 5 ft. above me in each back corner. about 11 ft. apart)
Any help would be graciously appreciated.