Question Couch in the corner and against the back wall: side & rear surrounds

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  1. robkh1984

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    I searched all around to get ideas for my particular setup, but couldn't find many options where the couch is against the back corner wall and there's a large space where a side wall would normally be in a rectangular room. I can do either a 5.1.4, 7.1.4, or even a 9.1.4 setup with Atmos/Auro 3D and "Voice of God" Channel.

    Definitely welcome the feedback. Wife comes home in 2 weeks, so the time is now. :thumbsup:
    (Apologies in advance for any typos. Doing this off my phone.)

    Adding a floorplan with measurements in case it helps.
    Plan 1 - Ground Floor-01.png Screenshot_20180923-133746-01.png

    What I'm comfortable with so far:
    • Fronts: SVS Ultra bookshelves for the FR and FL and a SVS Ultra Center.
    • Atmos:
      • 2 rear heights above couch facing the front,
      • 2 front heights above FR and FL bookshelves facing the rear.
        (Left and Right front and rear heights would be aligned.)
    • A Prime Elevation for the "Voice of God" channel above and slightly in front of the MLP.

    QUESTION: What to do with the rear and/or side surrounds?
    I'll probably use all SVS Prime Elevations or a combination of Prime Elevations and SVS Surrounds (Bipole/Dipole/Duet mode).

    I had some ideas I wanted to bounce around with the group:

    a) Prime Elevations mounted on the back wall, both about 2' above the MLP (main listening position), either:
    a1) mounted horizontally, angled inwards to direct the sound more towards the middle of the room;
    a2) same as a1, but angled outward, away from the middle of the room to spread out the sound;
    a3) same as a1, but angled 45° down and more directly, albeit not too directly, to the MLP; or
    a4) angled to fire up to the ceiling, something recommended by Zeos (Z Reviews: 34:30 mark)​

    b) Ceiling mounted, one on each side of the couch, both angled towards the MLP.
    1 on side wall and 1 on the other side of the couch, but up against the back wall.
    ISSUE: Higher than recommended, but assume Audyssey MultEQ XT32 calibration can help with that.​

    c) SVS Surrounds on the back wall, about 2' above th MLP, in either bipole or Duet modes.
    ISSUE: one of them would be in a corner pretty close to the corner and right above one of the seating areas.​

    d) any of the combination above for more of a 7.1.4 or 9.1.4 setup.
     
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