Thx, both of you for your suggestions. BUT (a big but
), the room is pretty much set up in stone as it is. I will include a photo of the actual room in a bit. It is a compromise between equipment and room furniture positioning, etc. I got my big
speakers. The wife has the final say so on where everything goes and how it looks in the room.
She wants little hide away type speakers (think Bose). When I put the 5.1 together back then, Bose had a bad rap among "us audiophiles" (which I certainly am not). I wanted nothing to do with them.
Please excuse the mess in the room (new pillows, etc). As you can see, it's not a room made for video or audio entertainment, but it will have to do. No moving the speakers, no moving the tv, sub woofer or anything else. I was surprised she let me move the center speaker to up under the tv.
I'm actually standing in a large opening that leads into the dining room when I snapped the picture.