I'm finishing a basement, and am installing speaker wire in the walls. I won't be able to test my surround sound until after the walls are installed, so I'm trying to figure out the best way to do this on paper. The room is shaped like a long rectangle (let’s call it 35 by 20), and the cinema is located at one end of it, crosswise. So, the TV area is a 20x20 square, with a wall on your right and a big open area on your left. Here’s the challenging part: There is a soffit running lengthwise through the middle of the room, meaning that the ceiling drops down directly above where the couch will be, but then raises up in front and behind. I ordered a set of Klipsch RF-52 Reference speakers with the pieces for 7.2 surround sound. The front, center, sub-woofers, and rear speakers fit exactly where they should go. The challenging part is where to put the surround speakers—a pair of RS-42 II's. They are fairly big—about 14 pounds each, as I recall. Here are the choices: 1- Attach the speakers to the ceiling on the back of the soffit. This is the ideal location space wise, but there is a major problem—the speakers can’t point to the listener, because the soffit itself is in the way. 2- Attach the speakers on the bottom of the soffit. Two problems here. First, the speakers would be at the wrong angle—slightly to the front of the listener. Second, they’d be really low in the room, and would be in your face in the middle of a walking coridor. 3- Attach the speakers to the side walls. This allows both speakers to be at the right angle and positioned towards the listener and are out of the way. However, they aren't symetrically distant; the one on the left is about 15 feet further away from the listener than the one on the right. Which option would you chose?