Here is the floor plan, and where I was thinking I'd put the sub and floor standing speakers.. http://tinypic.com/igglmv.jpg I want (I should say my wife wants) to have opitimal (by optimal I mean out of the way, AND the best sound quality) for listening both in the living room, AND the kitchen.. Here is a side view of the media center I am planning.. http://tinypic.com/iggmy0.jpg I was thinking I could put a small but powerful self powered 8" sub on the floor inside the nook for the TV and other components (reciever, sat. reciever), and cover it with the sound permeables mesh that's on all speakers (what's that called?). Would that work, or is it detrimental to bass quality to have a sub so confined on 3 sides like that? What do you think of the speaker placement? What would work better? Thanks!