Hi. So I've entered the blackhole of planning a new home theater system, and I could use some guidance. \n\nI have three rooms in my home that I am considering for a new system:\n 1) Spare Bedroom 14'-8" x 11'-3" x 8' - 1,320sf - 8" Concrete Block walls, Gypsum Ceiling, and wood flooring\n 2) Living Space 21' x 17'-8" x 7.5' - 2,782sf - Mix of Block and Wood Framed Construction with Gypsum Ceiling and tile floors\n 3) Other Living Space 28' x 19' x 8'-9" low (11' peak) ~ 5,254sf - Concrete Walls. Cathedral Ceiling is wood and the floors are tile.\n\n \n\nPrimary use will be Home Theater for movies and sports : ( although I could see 2 channel stereo becoming the obsession I wasn't looking for. Single row of seating : )\nI have a 82" Samsung that I will use for now. Figuring $15k for receiver and speakers for Atmos set up. $1.5k for cable. I don't really have a budget for any construction or sound treatment. I work for a construction firm and can get material\/labor fairly cheap. \n\nIt sounds like the bedroom may be too small after reading some of the articles on the website. The next larger room has a wall that is Swiss cheese. The big room has a big fireplace, and I would need to mount or suspend the atmos speakers (bookshelf, I guess?) between the rafters because there is no cavity above.\n\nDo you think the big room is the best option? \n\nAdditionally:\nWith a single row of seating, is there still a benefit of have 6 atmos speakers?\nShould the atmos speakers be directed toward the listening position?\n\nI've been trying to absorb as much content from the website and YouTube as I can. It's been a formidable challenge navigating the rigid, adversarial opinions out there on the interwebs, so the Audioholics content has been a blessing.\n\nSorry for the long post. I have even more questions, but I figured I'd start with the room.