Hi all,\n\nIn a previous career, I was designing, selling, setting up and sometimes operating LIVE audio setups. Loved it, and know that space fairly well (but it's been a few years.) Current home I'm in had surround sound installed already and came with the house. It's served me OK, but I didn't really feel like spending a whole lot of time finding and buying a new setup.\n\nCurrently building a new home that is going to be already WIRED for 5.1 in a dedicated movie room, and I'm looking to build out a custom solution. I firstly considered an in-wall setup, but that is not an option for a few reasons, unless I start tearing our dry wall and starting over with that.\n\nHoping to just get some ideas for a decent setup, specifically when it comes to the speakers. I already have an idea of the receiver I need, but I'll give an idea below of the plan.\n\nRoom is 11'1" X 19'X8", and 8' ceilings. ALL video and speaker lines will be run back to the walk-in closet in the room...and I will be installing a rack in that closet to hold everything.\n\nThought so far is to have the screen on the long wall, and seating for 4 or so. The home has 5.1 wiring already installed and run back to that closet...but the speaker lines are all run to the ceiling. I have been playing around with the idea of either ceiling mounted bookshelf, or thin on-wall speakers (I like the KEF T305 package), \n\nVideo has been run to the long wall already, and I'll be at least STARTING the layout that way with an 80ish" OLED. May consider doing a projector the other way down the line and rotate the room 90 degrees since the distance works better that way (electric is already run to the ceiling.) Seating and the narrow room for audio is the only thing that's kind of making me think twice though.\n\nMy real specialty is video, so I really only need help for the audio in this home theatre realm...but always willing to hear opinions.\n\nSome needs:\n\nVideo - 4K or 8K with HDMI 2.1 needed (Xbox Series X). 3 minimum 4K inputs.\nAudio - this room will ONLY be used for movies\/TV and gaming. There will never be a situation for music only. I have another space dedicated for that. Want to start with 5.1 or 5.2, but might consider running Atmos down the line. The ceiling is VERY easy to access, and I have experience running lines in commercial spaces, so it would be a DIY if\/when I decide to do that.\n\nANY help\/recommendations are appreciated! Always love hearing \n\nRoom layout included.