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Klaus
The setup is a Yamaha RX-V385 5.1 with Klipsch R-25C center, R-41M bookshelves for front and sides and R-100SW subwoofer.

The setting is a rectangular 12x28 living room with the tv on a short wall, close to the corner and the usual sitting area diagonal from it, on the long wall.

The mood is a playful dog, so I need to mount the speakers ~ 5' or more up the walls and use some wiring channeling to keep the wires safe.

The question is how should the speakers be mounted to the walls? And are the positions shown in the pic impossible? The gray wall is "open" to an open concept floorplan.

- Install small shelves for each speaker and plunk them down?
- Install brackets (like angle iron) for each one?
- Something else?
- Solid mounting or something resilient like a rubber mat?

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My first home theater, built around 2010, was 5.1, using Paradigm MilleniaOne speakers, an Ultracube 10, and an Anthem MRX receiver. (Not sure what model it was, it died a while back), but it only supported 5.2. It was probably an MR 500.

The center channel was under the TV and everything else was mounted on the wall next to the ceiling. Not ideal, but due to how the room was setup, the left front speaker had to be mounted above the door.

It worked really well. You could tell the sound was higher than it should be, but it hardly detracted from the experience. Once your really watching a movie, it takes only a few seconds for your brain to not notice that the surround sound speakers are a bit higher than they should be.
 

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