I have a quick question that relates to my boss' home theater. He asked me to help him place his speakers since I have a basic knowledge of this stuff.. I've made 5 mockups of possible speaker placements (5.1, 6.1, 7.1) with pros/cons to each.. My main question I suppose is whether side channels for a 6/7 channel setup *must* be directly even w/ the sitting position or if they can be mounted as dipoles, closer to the TV.. Basic info: [*]My boss is not a HT buff, so expert installs and sound dampening are not a concern, as long as it sounds "good" to a guy who likes to watch movies occasionally..[*]The TV sits up front a little off center due to double doors[*]windows to the left of the sitting position, room is 13x13 I believe (I know, small)..[*]I'm looking for the best sound w/ as much future proofing as the size/features of the room will allow[/list] Diagrams: http://www.vertex.net/mike/1.gif http://www.vertex.net/mike/2.gif http://www.vertex.net/mike/3.gif http://www.vertex.net/mike/4.gif http://www.vertex.net/mike/5.gif 7.1 setup, side dipole speakers mounted 3ft in front of the sitting position, rear surrounds mounted directly above/behind the couch 6.1 setup, side dipole speakers mounted 3ft in front of the sitting position, rear surround mounted directly above/behind the couch 5.1 setup, surround (dipole?) speakers mounted on sides, directly even with the sitting position, 4ft plus above floor level (due to a doorway) 5.1 setup, surround (dipole?) speakers mounted on rear walljust beyond the outside of the couch, just above ear level 6.1 setup, surrounds mounted way above ear level again, rear surround mounted just above ear level direct behind the couch I would really appreciate some advice as to which setup will get him the best sound for his buck in terms of current and future audio tracks.. Thanks!