Figured it was about time I started a build thread for my slowly evolving living room project. I've found with previous projects that it's always worthwhile getting input from folks on here! Bit of background: I moved into a new house at the end of 2017. In the previous house I had a dedicated room, that after a while looked like this: Alas, in the new place I don't have a dedicated room (yet ... until the loft conversion at some point in the distant future). So, on to this project. A far more mundane living room set up. But the aim is to get sound in the living room as close as possible to the dedicated room, perhaps better, but within stringent aesthetic constraints. WAF is high on the agenda, so it has to be discrete. When I started the living room looked like this (minus the previous occupant's furniture): I've now switched the layout around so the main sofa is in the bay (see below). The criteria for the system are: discrete, high quality, white, on-wall speakers 65" or larger screen no wires on display 7.2.4 I fairly quickly settled on the screen: a Panasonic 65EZ952. There wasn't much in it between the Panasonic and competing OLEDs, although I liked the Panny's colour accuracy and black bezel. The speaker decision has been much more difficult. I narrowed it down to the following options: M&K Sound MP950s for LCR; S150T or SUR95T surrounds; SUR95T surround back (or CS-29s if I can find some); one of the IWs for Atmos Dali Rubicon base layer, Dali in walls for Atmos Procella P5v base layer, in walls for Atmos Elac WS 1665/1465 base layer - non-Elac for Atmos (they don't do in-walls) Totem Tribe 3 LCR - undecided on the rest Ultimately M&K won out. One of the main reasons for the decision was that M&K have the best range of options: discrete form factor in the MP950s, great rears (I prefer tripoles as rears where possible) and wide selection of in-walls. The one thing that almost struck M&K off the shortlist was the fact the MP950s don't have any rear keyholes for horizontal mounting. At one stage I was planning to mount all three LCR horizontally, so I could have a pj screen drop over the OLED. @beechy06 suggested the horizontal option - and in his room (and @jfinnie 's) it looks incredible. Lack of horizontal wall mounts would have been a problem if I went that route. However, I've now decided against having a pj in the living room, so only the centre will be horizontal. I can figure out a workaround for that. The always helpful @Seriously Ltd suggests L-brackets. So, while lack of horizontal keyholes is a poor decision by M&K, I can live with it. The other reason for going M&K is that for a time in the dedicated room I ran S150 Mk2s with an Anthem AVM60 and Halcro MC50, and it sounded incredible. So I know and like the M&K Sound ... err.. sound. I haven't decided on electronics yet. I'm considering the NAD t758 although it doesn't seem to have worked out all its kinks. As the system will be used by the rest of my family, I want a receiver that works properly and is user friendly. The other option is to go for something temporary, probably a Marantz receiver (I've owned and loved two Marantz processors - AV7702Mk2 and AV8802A), and then upgrade to a processor & power amp combo down the road when my budget will accommodate it. I'm leaning towards the latter option. Progress so far The base layer speaker layout will be as indicated in this high-definition MS Paint rendering (possible sub locations in red): I haven't decided on Atmos speaker locations yet. The centre will be ear height, horizontally mounted below the screen with L/R either side. The surrounds/surround backs are 140cm. This is about 40-50cm above ear height which isn't ideal. However, surrounds slightly higher up than ideal is an aesthetic compromise as the living room needs to double as, well, a living room. Also, some viewers will be quite close to speakers, so having them higher up avoids speakers firing into their ears. I gutted the room and stripped the walls. Then, before the plasterer turned up, I chased channels for speaker wire: I ran the left conduit all the way into the ceiling. So it contains wire for left front, and 4 Atmos speakers. Plastering done, and a rough mock up of how the MP950s will look alongside the screen: Painting mostly done: Brush plates installed for HDMI etc to the back of the TV: Dual sub outputs running to the back of the sofa, behind the main listening position in the bay: You might have noticed the bag of wire coming out of the wall below where the TV will be mounted. That's where this beauty comes in: As you can see, it isn't labelled. I've created a map so I don't get lost: And that's where I'm up to so far... Next job is to follow that map and affix the wall plate. Probably a job for Sunday, as I'm going out with friends tonight and definitely don't want to be wiring this up on a hangover!