Hello All,\n\nI have a few questions regarding my setup. I have a somewhat accurate depiction of the room. Speaker size is accurate. The bottom right corner is a built in bookshelf that needed to be added because behind this area is ductwork and a water heater. At around 9 feet from the TV, there is a structural beam that runs across the ceiling. We enclosed other ductwork on the ceiling toward the front at the same height, basically is made a rectangle on the ceiling that is 16" in down from the ceiling and runs the entire length of the ceiling from the 9 foot mark to the TV wall. It's about 11 inches wide, but totally open in the middle (ceiling is back to 8ft). Along this area my Atmos speakers are mounted. Because of this the MLP will be roughly 6.5-7 feet from the front wall, I think the back of the couch should sit around the 9ft mark in the room. All of the boxes that represent the speakers are to proportion: SVS Ultra towers and center (not shown as it just sits on top of the TV stand) in the front, along with 2 PB 2000, 4 Prime elevations, 2 Ultra bookshelves behind sofa. The room is roughly 16x20x8, not accounting for the built out area in the lower right hand portion of the picture. Nothing is set up as of yet except the Prime elevations. The room is in the last leg of construction, the floor (carpet)\n\nI'm wondering given the 10ft plus distance from the MLP, would a monopole speaker be more beneficial vs a dipole? I know people have their preferences, but my main concern is the distance and if one might perform better than the other. The photo below has the Dipole to size shown in the back of the room.\n\nI have already wired everything in wall so there's no changing at this point (plus the bottom left corner of the photo will likely have a small bar or something in it, so opposing sub placement isn't an option) but would it be more beneficial to have the subs on the inside or outside of the tower placement? If inside, the towers can be angled more, but then the subs may be too close to the MLP and possibly overpower. I'm not quite sure if a few feet in this case will make that much of a difference.\n\nLastly, the amp I have is a Marantz 7012, 9.2. I currently have 9 channels, so if I add rear surrounds (which I'm wired for), what is a good 2 channel amp that would work well with the Ultra Towers? I wouldn't be opposed to selling the 7012 and stepping up to an 11.2 if it makes more sense.\n\nThanks in advance for all your suggestions.