Atmos 5.1.2 Setup in L Shaped Room and Other New Setup Questions


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I have a load of questions in relation to my plans for a 5.1.2 system in my new living room as laid out below. My main question is does the L shape make the whole thing a non runner? There are a few obvious problems with the room (The fake chimney breast being a major one). The TV, a LG G1 55 is placed on the fake chimney breast, this being a little bit out from the main wall where I will be placing the speakers. The other being that the surround speakers will have to go on the opposite wall to the TV rather than the sides. The living room section of that room is 16ft L * 13.5 W * 9Ft H.

So My current plan is to go from the G1 (Netflix, Antenna, Now Tv for sport, Amazon Prime, Apple TV app, antenna, and satellite) to a Devon AVR-X1700H via HDMI/EARC.

The speaker plan then is for front ported L & R channels above the orange and blue chairs towed slightly down and in towards the main listening position (couch), I'm currently thinking something like the Elac DEBUT B6.2. I would love to match them with a normal centre like the Elac DEBUT C6.2 however I think the aesthetics are so clean by the TV that I might pair them with a KEF T301C. I know you're not supposed to mix LCR however, if you look at the below pictures you'll see my predicament. The G1 is so clean wall mounted.

For the back wall surrounds I was thinking something else front ported but maybe smaller Elac DEBUT B5.2 over the dining table towed down towards the couch.

No idea what to do subwise, but I'm not really to concerned about that I'll find the right sub.

Atmos speakers then I was thinking ELAC DEBUT A4 mk2 ATMOS as height channels above the left and right channels by the celling.

I'm open to correction/suggestion on any of that. I suppose my main questions are:

1. Would I be better off matching the LCR other 301 Kefs over any benefit that I would lose for going full size speakers for the L & R channels?
2. Would the fact that the L&R channels are behind the centre cause major issues? I could fit them either side of the G1 too but that would be narrow.
3. Would the L shaped room be a big issue anyway?
4. The rear speakers normal speakers over bipole? I know surrounds are supposed to be non directional but I think that's only when they're at the sides, and should be normal speakers when at the rear?

Please feel free to critique this plan in any way you want!


P.S Yes I know the TV is currently slightly too high and yes I will be putting rugs down and canvas art on the walls.


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Another option of course is to just stick with the gallery look and go KEF 301 for L&R right next to screen 301c right below or above screen and 101s on opposite wall as surrounds.

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