I recently (this weekend) purchased a new home theater system. After setting the system up I have a couple of questions about the positioning of my speakers and if I am leveling them correctly with the Radio Shack SPL meter. As it stands now I have the front speaker including the CC about 11 feet from my listening position. The subwoofer is placed in the front left of the room in a corner (wife wants it there). Now the interesting part..due to the layout of my basement I am only able to place my rear speakers (which include and rear CC) at listening level on stands. Currently I have the rear CC placed three behind the couch and the R/L rears placed directly to the side of couch about three feet from main listening area. Would you or anyone for that matter suggest that I aim them away from the listen position or directly at the listening position? The next question I have is about leveling the speakers with a sound meter. I have purchased the RS sound mater and placed it on a tripod. From here I a somewhat confused on what to do. In the HT primer section it states to start with the left front and turn the master volume to I obtain a reading of 75 dbs. Is this to loud? From here do I then select each speaker (CC, RF, SRL, etc...) and level them with the individual speaker adjust? When I does this I find that I have to adjust the rear speakers to a very high + setting and then when I play a movie I hear the rear speakers above the front speakers. Am I performing the sound leveling correctly or is this due to placement as mentioned above? Thank for the help.