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Corner Fireplace is messing with my 7.2 speaker placement

Hey folks. New member here. Looking forward to participating in the forum. Recently bought some new 7.2 HT gear (The new BIC Acoustech's and an Onkyo Receiver) . Haven't even received it all yet. I've started looking into how I'm going to place/mount all this stuff and I've noticed that I may have a few challenges.

I'm setting everything up in our living room. It's basically a square room. The front wall is where we have the 61" DLP on a TV stand next to the massive corner fireplace. The fireplace takes up about 1/3 of the front wall space. We have a couple recliners sitting close to the back wall where my wife and I sit to watch movies. My jacks for the cable, internet and phone are all on front wall, so moving the TV from this location would mean installing new jacks for all this stuff. There are doorways on the right wall near the rear and on the left wall near the front.

On my old Sony HT setup (still in place), The TV sits pretty much in the center of the room. I have the right front bookshelf speaker sitting on the fireplace ledge and the left front bookshelf speaker on top of the subwoofer to get them off the floor so the tweeter is about ear level when we sit. The Center is small enough that we put it on top of our old receiver in the TV stand (I put some rubber standoffs to mitigate vibration and allow warm air to escape from the receiver). The rears sit on top of some DVD shelves on the rear wall facing each other. It's probably a horrible place to put them but the speakers were too heavy to mount and there's only about 6" of right side wall that is behind our recliners (unless we mount above the doorway).

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Not at all, Kal. Waiting for kennyc6mil to post more info pertaining to his placement problems.

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Thanks guys. I'll move this info over to the setup forum.
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