I'm still contemplating the details. I knew home Atmos was limited, but it's more limited than I realized.Thanks John. I would love to hear what you learned.
Speakers which can be aimed will make zero difference on the "gap" between them. It will certainly improve certain sonic characteristics, but the speakers are physically where they are, and nothing changes that distance other than changing that distance. That's a very common misunderstanding. Basically, speakers which are too far apart, are too far apart... period. The only solution is to make it so they aren't so far apart.Thanks John. You saved me a lot of time, headache and money.
I’ll give your suggestion some more demos and find the best configuration.
I might also look into getting aimable ceiling speakers to “narrow the gap” between the front and back ceiling row.