I need some good advice! I'm moving into the guest bedroom (yes, I'm a college student moving into my parent's basement, hehe). I am trying to figure out how everything should lay out. I'll do my best to describe the room for ya's. It's basically a 12ft x 14ft x 7.5ft ceiling. From the plans in my mind, I was thinking of putting the head of my sound stage against the front 12ft wall (so that stereo orientation will make the room long, not wide). I was planning on wall mounting my bookshelf speakers on both the front and rear, but I have a few concerns about the rear speakers. (1) the "rear" portion of the room has the doorway, which has an alcove of about 5ft wide x 3ft deep. Therefore, I would not be able to mount the back left speaker on the wall to be directly across from the front left speaker. I am afraid that if I simply scoot my system close to the side wall, the right speakers will be in the corners and might distort the imaging. Also, mounting on side walls aligned with listening position is not a choice due to a window. (2) I'm also unfamiliar with recommended distances for the rear speakers from the listening position. Should they always be a certain distance away, or is it relational to how far the fronts are from you? I'm starting to think that rear stands might be a better choice than wall mounting (even though wall mounting would be much cleaner). By the way, my fronts are Polk RTi38's, center is Polk CSi30, and rear (surrounds) are Polk RTi28's. I Just ordered fronts and center tonight... I'm looking forward to the 38's; I'm very pleased with my 28's! Don't think it matters, but my receiver is H/K AVR 225. Thanks again for the help!