I am trying to decide on surround speakers for the HT (media room) I'm building in my basement. I would like to use dipoles (Paradims) for my surrounds, but my room makes optimal placement difficult, if not impossible. So, I'm hitting up you experts for advice. The primary issue is that preferred mounting location (in-line with the couch) hits the front edge of a window on one side, and the back edge of a doorway on the other (if that makes sense). In order to keep the speakers at proper height, they would have to be offset by 6" - 9". In addition, on one side, the rear driver would be immediately firing across a recessed window, and on the other, the front driver would be immediately firing across an open doorway. The other possible mounting option would be to mount the speakers aligned with each other, but about 8' off the ground (above the window). The right speaker would still be firing its front driver across the doorway, but the left speaker would not. Also to be considered is that only one speaker will have a rear wall to reflect off of. The left speaker would be probably 8-10 feet from the rear wall, and the right speaker would have no rear wall. Which of these options would be preferred? With the offset, would the sound field still be effective? The last question I have is in regard to a different room the speakers will be used in until the basement is finished. The speakers would be stand-mounted and really not near any walls. Would they work in this scenario for the short term? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.