Room layout help

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  1. stevos

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    Hi,

    I could do with some help positioning my speakers. My room is a bit like the below (/ = door, -- = window). Not the best picture in the world, but i hope it gives you an idea.

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    I have my tv and main speakers (B&W n805's on stands) on the left hand wall and have a three seater chair under the window and another 2 seater to the left of the top door.

    I have my protector on a table on the right wall

    My system is to the left of the bottom wall

    I have 4 mission m7ds rears, currently 1 on the window sill, one behind the top door in the corner and the remaining 2 on the table either side of the projector. They are all at fairly level height of around 80cm ish.

    Is this the best layout or can it be improved.

    I ideally don't want to start drilling wholes, but i guess i could it necessary.

    Oh to complete the room i have a small table in the middle and my cd rack to the left of the 2 seater.

    Currently no centre speaker, but i am working on that.
     
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    Something went wrong with the right wall / door, which should be on the right, but you get the idea.
     
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    anyone?
     
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    um, i am a little confused...lol

    if you open MS Paint (under Start, Programs, Accessories) and draw it with squares and write where equipment and doors etc currently are it may make it easier for folks to give options.....just host the file somewhere, i use my ISP's online photo storage, nice and simple..heh, just make sure you save it as a JPEG so its not too big a file in regards to kb/Mb's....
     
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    This this any better.

    Pink = CD Rack
    Green = Display
    Orange = Window
    Red = Speakers
     

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    okies, personally i'd consider trying this way round......

    you end up with your screen opposite the 3 seater so up to 3 people can enjoy without craning their necks...heh....also a better sweetspot for surround and movies....
     

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    That could work, but the only real problem is that the arial / skypoint at the bottom left.

    Kind of like the current funiture arrangement but if i get some time i may try a rearrangement.
     
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    well for aerial and skypoint you can also get extension cables.....

    seriously, to get the best out of the setup i'd suggest what i've posted....

    the only other option would be to go from window to top wall......but i dont know the actual dimensions of your room, if from window wall to opposite wall is around 16ft or more then it would work......if less then i think either your way or my way are best.......my way offers more direct viewing/listening which can make a big difference to how much you enjoy the films...heh

    but try it, wont hurt, you can do without sky for a day...lol
     
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    Not sure about the 'won't hurt' part, having you tried lugging around leather sofa's recently!!!

    Will try to give it ago over the next couple of weeks and let you know if it makes much difference.
     

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