Ever notice how home surround units, even the big monster and flagship ones, are only made for exaclty one speaker per channel; never more? Also ever notice how all theaters use a plethora of speakers for the surround channels? This can't just be because they have a large audience to cover and they try to make the sound decent for everyone even if it takes away from the quality of the sweet spot; something I imagine it must do the timing would be all over the place in the middle with all those speaker lined along a rectangular wall. Anyway I am setting up a speaker array that uses 3-4 speakers per surround channel. With a 5.1 system. That's right. No theater has ever used more (mainstream), even 8 channel SDDS (less than 100 movies made this way) has ever used more than two surround channels, yet they ALL have many speakers for each one. I am thinking of facing the speakers that will inevitably be closer to me at the sides forward or backward so they don't fire directly at the listener. Then I am putting two speakers significantly higher up in the very back facing forward, not necessarily angled toward the listening area. This should certainly provide for a spacious surround effect, which is the point of the surround channels and the information sent to them which is usually non directional ambience. I don't buy into 7.1, 9.1, or 11.2 yet as there is not enough true source material for them, and I don't have personal experience to tell me weather or not Pro Logic IIx or IIz matrixing is all that great. If anyone has any suggestions for such an array I would like to know. My setup is far from cost-not-an-issue, but it benefits from being something perhaps even more rare, looks-no-issue in this case.