I have a (hopefully) simple question regarding speaker placement. I'm very limited in how I can place my speakers since this set up is in my bedroom and not a dedicated HT area. This makes things difficult since the TV has a desk to the right and a small hallway/alcove area on the left near my door. Right now the speakers are each about three feet from the TV - one is on the desk and the other is on a book case that's sitting in the middle of the floor. Both speakers are angled in towards the listening position. All in all it's not a situation that I'm happy with or that looks good. Aesthetics aside, the sound position seems "okay". From the primary listening position I get the impression that sound is coming directly from the TV and if I close my eyes it's difficult to pinpoint the exact speaker location. So here's my question: I'm considering buying a pair of speaker stands to place next to the TV stand. Each speaker would be roughly about a foot from the TV in a situation like this. Would this work as well (if not better) than my current situation or would I better off by leaving the speakers where they are? I'd really appreciate advice here since I'd hate to spend ~$150 on a pair of speaker stands and end up not liking the result. Thanks in advance! EDIT: Oh, I also have a related question. My surround speakers are placed in each corner of the rear wall facing directly forward. With my current set up this means that they're each a foot or two closer to the wall than my mains. If I get speaker stands this will mean the rear speakers will be about three-four feet closer to the wall than the mains. Will this have any kind adverse affect on sound? Should I also move the rears closer towards the listening position if I move the mains? Thanks again.