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Sub/Sats or Towers in Very Small Room
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Welcome to the forum porta......damn it man,couldn't you find anything shorter and less complicated ? lol
Stay away from the Maggies.I don't believe the Denon has the "ooomph" to drive them.I am not going to answer you any specific questions here.Instead,i will advise you,roughly,as
to where to begin.First of all,try to avoid florstanders , large or small.Your room is very small and 6 inches from the back wall will only make things worse.Get a pair of stand mount loudspeakers,prefferably ones that are designed to be placed against the wall.If you can't find a specific pair,at least,get one with the bass reflex port at the front
not at the rear.Also,avoid "forward sounding" loudspeakers.

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Take a look at PSB's T-45 towers. Cost is about 750 USD and they are very good sounding speakers. My living room is set up in a similar manner (12 x 15 ft) with my system on the long wall. They are completely front firing and I haven't anything to complain about how they sound. The only defect is that they may be a bit weak in the low bass for HT but you can suplement them with a sub down the road.

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At $1K audition B and W 603s, The Triangle Heliade, and the Monitor Audio R6. All got excellent grades from reviewers of Sterophile. Read in the archives. If you cheap out here all will be lost.

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Scooter,i agree with you but it's a hit-and-miss thing.A small loudspeaker will have better chance to play well in a small room than a floorstander.No two rooms are alike and if he gets boomy bass with the floorstander,how is he gonna cure this ?At least,with minis and a sub,he can play around with positioning.

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I agree with Ylangos.

From my experience it has been hard avoiding bass problems with most floorstanders (and even some moniitors) in a smaller listening space. My room is similar in dimension, but it is irregular in shape- a closet intrudes into the room.

I've tried numerous speakers in my listening space and the only floorstanders that didn't overwhelm the room and cause some significant problems in the lower frequences were the ones with small diameter mid- and/or woofer(s). Models like System Audio 1500-series or 1700-series. Totem's Arro and to smaller extent, the Hawk.

My suggestion would be to get to a dealer that has an in-home audition program. Most high-end retailers do and being able to listen to a speaker in your listening space is the only reliable way to gauge whether or not it will work. Cheers.

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