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blubboman

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I am looking to update my speaker system. I have a large family room with an adjoining open kitchen - it's about 19' x 25' total. Because of the shape of the family room, I have to put the TV and speakers system on one of the open walls and not the closed end. The closed end has a door and windows. This forces one speaker kind of into a corner and the other toward the open side.

My current speakers seem to bail toward the open side of the room (kitchen side). I'm not sure I can get the sound to fill the space evenly. I was thinking that speakers with a less focused sound like Mirage OMD-28, Gallo 3.1, or even Def Tech BP7000 series might do a better job. The OMD-28s are out of my price range but I may stretch for something like the Gallos or DT BP7002. I don't think going to a home theater place will help me too much. I'm about half and half movies and music.

Any thoughts? Any other options?
 

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I'm not sure there is an ideal solution. A receiver with Audyssey may actually be able to do a lot with the situation. Otherwise, I would do what I could to deaden the sound in the corner with the speaker, to help balance things. A more open speaker may improve things, but tend to think they will actually make things worse, since one side will have a lot of reflective surfaces, and the other practically none.
 

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I'm running an Onkyo TX-SR805 which has Audyssey. I think that does help but it still tunes to a point in the room so you have to pick a spot that is most representative of all the seating areas. I'm going to keep messing with it.
 

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