On the sides of the TV I have ~5" of space on each side but honestly I don’t think that there is anything that would fit that would still be good. Go ahead and prove me wrong though if you can.
In the black boxes I was thinking I could get a speaker stand or something and I have ~8" of depth and ~8" of width to work with but there is waaay more wiggle room here than right next to the TV. It also could be possible to put the left channel on the far left but I feel like that might be weird with how the TV is to the right. dunno though
I do want to do surround if not now eventually but honestly I don’t really know much about speakers at all as I have been a headphone person forever as this is the first time that I’ve ever been living on my own.
Just for reference this is the other side of the room. I will prob swap those two side things so that the bed can be lined up with the TV. Oh and I mostly watch anime on this if that shapes any sorts of suggestions.
I’m more concerned about the space requirements and stuff fitting than anything else. I do want to be able to do surround as well in the future.
Oh and bluetooth doesn’t really matter for me as I have plex and my nvidia shield with built in chromecast and all that jazz (also have a plex server). I would prob want to get a receiver that lets me have room to grow and a sub as well.
As far as those speakers go I think that they might be too wide if you are thinking of me having them on the side of my TV. I will be getting a TV riser of some sort (or perhaps a new TV stand?) that would allow me to put a central channel as well in front of the TV.
Any reason why I wouldn’t want to do a surround sound setup now?
There is actually a shit ton of space behind the TV (and even more if I move it forward a bit more) so I could put it in there but yes the dresser is all drawers.
But I do actually plan on either getting a ‘tv riser’ or a new TV stand. Prob just get a riser mostly because it would be easier. I was thinking of putting a central channel speaker there at the very least.
While they are out of stock and I’m not sure how great they are for main speakers the Micca COVO-S would fit I think.
Actually after I raise the TV up I should have room for speakers that are just wide and short but I don’t know if that would work well.
There is 1 1/2" (man I hate inches for small measurements. I need it get a tape with CM/MM lol) of space below the TV normally and I need to raise it around 9" to block the outlets.
That actually will make it easier than expected to fit stuff … I might just be able to get any normal speaker once this is taken into account. I’ll go do some quick math on the space we would have to work with.
If you raise the TV anyway, why not go for a pair of RB42’s and a OoO center?
You may want to get the left and right speakers further away from the TV though. I am no expert on speaker positioning (at least not for home/home theater), so wait for more knowledge to flow in
I can vouch for the RB42. They are great speakers and paired with the SMSL AD18 they really love that power. I usually like to use the EQ to add a bass and treble boost to mine. They are great for movies too! I like using the SDB EQ feature on the SMSL for TV.
The remote for the amp is a bit hard to learn how to use at first, but with some practice I can now control the volume, source, EQ, and everything else from my couch with ease.
I decided to go with raising the TV up. Perhaps with a TV stand (I’m pretty sure that the TV has vesa support) about 9 inches and that will solve all my space issues for speakers. I wanted to cover the extra outlets anyways.
I still kind of want to go for a 7.1 setup but perhaps it would be better to do 3.1? for now and grow into 7.1 later. I have the money for it but finding space to mount the speakers might cause issues.
Okay I’ve thought this through a lot and unless someone suggests otherwise I think that I will go with a 3.1 setup with a pair of RB42’s and a OoO center. I still need to decide on the receiver and find a good TV stand so that I can raise the TV up around 9 inches.
I want to get a receiver that will be able to support 7.1 or perhaps better IF it doesn’t cost too much more than a 3.1 as I won’t be in this apartment forever.
Thanks again for the help and suggestions @MazeFrame I’m getting pretty close to the end game here on this lol. I basically in my room for awhile trying to think about all the possibilities and due to the shape of my room 3.1 like I said that I’m going with is best I can do.
Oh I guess that I need to figure out what sub that I’ll go with. That just goes under the side table against the wall right?
Edit: Okay I think that I’ve figured everything out now.
I actually hadn’t yet because I changed my mind on the receiver and that went out of stock.
I decided to go with DENON AVR-X3500H instead for various reasons and I’ll just wait for the refurb to come back in stock. I almost got it but someone else was faster and bought it first
As far as the speakers go I wasn’t able to raise the TV as much as I thought because it would have been uncomfortably high. I have 6.5 inches below the TV for the speakers. I was planning on getting Micca RB42 x2 but those would be too tall. I suppose that I could put them sideways and it would prob be fine? For my center I was going to get Micca RB42-C and that will fit no problem.
While you’re at it, upgrade your bedding to something with 400 thread count or better, (chicks dig it) most important upgrade you can me in a bedroom besides a mattress. I’m assuming that’s already a high end memory foam variant?