Help with high end bookshelf speakers

I need help please. Past few years I'm gone through a myriad of speakers and now my wife is relegating me to a third bedroom for a dedicated listing space. I'm trying to figure out what kind of bookshelf speakers I can use with a Hegel 390, Auralic, Denafrips DAC in an 11x12 room. Trying to decide if I need to change my whole system or find something that works with what I have.

Thanks everyone


Check out the Revival Audio Atalante 3 monitors. 

They're responsible for me stopping right where I'm at. I'll only move up to the bigger Atalante 5 if I ever get a bigger place. Designed and made in France, nothing outsourced. The owner was lead speaker designer for 7 years at Dynaudio and did the same at Focal/JM Labs and before that he worked for Altec Lansing. Speakers are proprietary-nothing off the shelf. Knows a thing or two about speaker design. 

All the best,

Sorry, withdraw Harbeth suggestion which needs more breathing room.

Maybe start another thread like “Looking for nearfield speakers for 11x12 room” 


In that size room you should be lookin’ for a sealed or front ported type speaker. I have owned many stand mount speakers and I doubt that you would go wrong with my favorite the Harbeth P3 ESR with a good pair of 24"-28" stands. It is a LS3/5a (sealed) type design . This is one of the many positive reviews describing the P3!  



It's for sure an LS3/5a size space. I'd actually shut the conversation down now and go find yourself an nice set of Charwell, Rogers, Spendor or whatever other brands use the classic spec. They will knock your socks off if you haven't experienced them before set up correctly in a smaller room. Just my opinion...

@renosteve  -- you completely misread my question.  The "Why?" was not inquiring as to why you were asking about speakers, but rather why you failed in multiple responses to say what speakers you currently have. 

For example, if you have (and love) a horn setup in your current system and are trying to carry that forward into your new listening room, that eliminates at lot of options people have suggested. 

You mentioned KEF R3 Metas, but the way you wrote the sentence sounds like those are not your current speakers but rather an experiment you tried for the new room.

So we STILL don't know anything about your current setup and the sound you're looking for.  It's always odd when people ask for help and then withhold information. It makes one wonder...