False. Believe what you want to believe however. Your setup must look and sound awful.
So, which part are you disagreeing with?
The part where we have a harder time localizing sounds from above than below?Here's
a good old post from a gentleman at Audio Experts (Sam Stone), where I first read about the phenomenon, where he says this:The center channel speaker should be located right OVER the viewing device. A little-known fact about human hearing is that we are very good at locating sounds that come from below ear level, but not when it's above ear level. So if you want your center channel dialog to sound like it's coming from the actor's mouths, located the center channel above the screen instead of below it (the ultimate is directly behind a perforated screen, like theaters do, but if you have a TV that's not possible).
Now, you could say it's just some guy on a message board, and that might be true, but Here's
a paper on sound localization and about halfway down (10th paragraph), you'll find this:In each trial a surface thatreflects sound was placed along a wall, the floor, or the ceiling. Itwas found that if the reflecting surface was on the ceiling, thesubjects could not locate the sound as effectively. While if it wereon the floor the subjects did significantly better at localizing.
which also supports this idea that we localize sound better from below than above. This is also the reason side and rear surrounds are placed above the ear (usually 2'). If the center channel is not on the same plane as the head, you don't want to be able to localize it, therefore above is better than below.
Or, were you disagreeing with the part where objects (coffee tables, etc.) are more likely to get in the way when a speaker is toward the floor versus above? If that's the case, you must have a strange layout with things hanging in mid-air in your room.
Now, if you have some anecdotal evidence to the contrary, by all means share.