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Speaker setup for this room

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Hi all

I am in the process of building a home and not sure about the best (if any) sound setup I should implement in my main living area.

I have attached my floor plan and some 3d images on the links below:

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Basically there's an entrance (3m high ceiling) that leads into a living area on the right (6m high void) and another area on the left (3m high ceiling). The dashed line in the floor plan is just to show separation of the two areas (different heights), this isn't a wall, it's all open. I've also shown a section of what the TV wall looks like. I have to maintain min. 300mm clearance from the fire place.

Absolutely no idea what to do here, I know it's not an ideal room for sound, but any suggestions would be better than audio directly out of the TV. I need it to look aesthetically pleasing too, so placing floor standing speakers around the room isn't an option for us.

Love to hear your thoughts!
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Nice looking room. One thing I notice is the seating area looks very close to the center of the room. That is, the couch is about the midway point between the fireplace/TV and back wall. This will be your first horror story in trying to achieve decent subwoofer bass. The midpoint of any room is where the bass waves of certain frequencies cancel each other. I'd plan to change the seating distance or as Wayne mentioned, be prepared to buy two subs. To his thoughts, I would even prewire for one sub up front and the other along the back wall somewhere. They don't need to be large. They just need to be of good quality. Some room treatments and bass trapping would certainly help. I know the drawing is only conceptual but some soft surfaces will be needed.

Speaking of cabling, run two of everything to the back wall. If one set of conductors fail, you're covered. Otherwise, you may be into ripping out large amounts of drywall. Been there, done that!
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