I bought home that has a somewhat irregular shaped living room. Size is 14 feet by 14 feet.
On the wall where I would like to locate my speakers there is a fireplace with a mantle that juts out from the back wall. Size of this mess is about 6 feet across and sticks out about 15 inches from the wall. Height of the thing is to about the top of the ceiling which is 9 feet. This leaves about 3 feet of wall on either side of the fireplace that is recessed from the part of the wall that juts out into the living room.
I have not tried to set up my stereo there yet. I am wondering what will happen to the sound if I put the speakers in the recessed part of the room. They have rear ports and sound best when they are about 15 to 20 inches from the back wall. Thus, at least this pair of speakers would be on either side of the fireplace and then sit ahead of the portion of the wall that juts into the living room.
Has anyone ever had an issue like this before and if so, how did it impact the sound? Would I be better off putting these speakers or a new pair right against the rear wall and have the speakers behind the fireplace and mantle? Or will they sound better if they are out in the room?