I am putting home theater equipment in a family room, not in a dedicated room. Room is 20' deep x 23' wide but the 20' is artificial because the rear of the room is open to the kitchen. Ceilings are planned to be 12' high. It may drop to 9' at the kitchen. We're unsure (in design phase).\n\nHere is my current speaker selection for 5.1.4. It's ~$4000 budget for the speakers. I plan to drive it with a Denon AVR-3700H or 4700H.\n\nFronts\/center:\nMonoprice Monolith THX-365T and THX-365C\n\nSub:\nMonoprice Monolith 15in THX Ultra\n\nAtmos:\nRSL C34E\n\nSurrounds:\nDefinitive Technology DI 5.5BPS (bipolar)\n\nI realize that I have a non-ideal room. Here are my constraints and concerns:\n\nThe fronts are limited to about 7.5 foot on center so I need something with a good dispersion pattern to compensate. That concern definitely drove my selection of this center speaker also. Primary viewers will typically be 2 people sitting near on-center but I don't want it to be hideous sounding with guests.\n\nThe surrounds must be in-wall and discrete. I have no flexibility on this. I'm thinking that the bipolar surrounds will help with the non-ideal placement. Am I right or wrong?\n\nWhat do you all think? Am I making any bad decisions? Should I consider any other brands? I'd love to get the budget down to $3000 but don't want to make bad compromises. My choice of surround speakers seems very expensive for example but I don't want to get it wrong.