I would definitely move them out even if they will be close to the wall. I don't agree with them about leaving them where they are. They should be right above where your towers will be when watching movies. Please try it this way, I think you will like it much better. Also you can put slider pads on the bottom of your speakers so they will be easy to move back and forth.I just spoke with a sound specialist at SVS and he said to place my Prime Elevations directly above the SVS Ultra Surrounds and NOT to move the Ultras which like a little breathing distance between them and the outboard wall. Of course, that recommendation might not hold for other speakers with different designs since the Ultras have speakers facing both ways, one face to the listener, one that bounces off the outboard wall.