I'm in a bit of a pickel.. It's becoming clear that if I want 7.1, I may have to go with speaker stands.. Which would mean exposed speaker cable, no? As I don't want to go under the carpet with it, and have that ugly line showing up under there.. Here's a top view of the room (which has yet to be built, just like the rest of the house), and my proposed speaker placement: http://tinypic.com/igwa6p.jpg All speakers and sub are Paradigm Reference.. The surrounds and rears will be ADP-450's (well, I have APD's for the surrounds, I'll have to see what would be the best match with what Paradigm has out now..). Man.. That L rear speaker is going to be a pain in the butt.. It'd be totally blasphemous to have the rears in the ceiling, correct? Thanks for any and all comments!