Well, my girlfriend is giving me issues with the way the speakers are set up, she just cannot understand that placement is everything and to her a few inches makes no difference. well to get to the point, i currently have my left and right surrounds behind me mounted on the side wall above ear level, but apparently my girlfriend said that they are in the way of something she wants to do in that area so she wants to scoot them forward a "bit", but then they would be about a foot in front of me and from i hear that is a big no no as you would want the effect of the sound coming from behind you. Well do you think that the effect of surround sound could be lost with that setup? I have direct firing speakers in case you needed to know that. anybody here have a similar set up? how do you think it would sound?