I am stuck with a less than optimum room configuration for my 5.1 HT Surround Sound setup in my new smallish condo (retired and downsized). Because of the location of a built-in home entertainment center, I am stuck with an HT setup that is about 16 ft long by 10 wide, but the right side is completely open to the rest of the living area. Additionally, the seating area for viewing is against the rear wall, and essentially against the left wall. This setup gives a rather narrow space within which to place rear speakers (only one close-in side wall on left side) for a 5.1 or 6.1 setup. I have considered in-ceiling rear speakers, but frankly don't want to mess with the wiring -- I already have floor level wiring in place for the rears -- and do not wish to purchase new speakers (I am using matched NHT small bookshelf speakers throughout my current 5.1 setup). Wall mount (one on left side wall and one on back wall right of viewing area) may be an option, but the NHTs are rather large for that and the wife would go ballastic over big black speakers hanging on the light colored walls. I have experimented a bit with placing the two rear speakers atop 18-in stands set on their backs behind the large leather soffa we use for our seating area (actually between the soffa and the rear wall). This projects the sound more or less straight up to the ceiling and back down to the seating area and seems to give a pretty good rear sound that still retains reasonable channel separation. The lower bass sounds come right through the soffa along with good low frequency vibes. I have not seen or heard of this type of setup before, but it seems somewhat logical for my limited area. I would appreciate any feedback anyone can offer on this unusual speaker placement or any other arrangement you care to suggest for my cramped HT area.