Speaker Advice?


I need to replace my beloved Audio Physic Tempo 25s with speakers that will be more room friendly in my new place. Due to WAF, I need to be able to tuck the speakers close to the rear wall, and one of them will be in a corner. The room is quite large; 20x40, with 11' ceilings.

So what I loved about the APs was their crisp, clear top end and their airy midrange. What doesn't work is the rear port and the side-firing woofers.

I've given a good listen to the Focal 1038be, and the Sonus Olympica 3. Both are outstanding, albeit a little over my budget. Still, I'd spring for either if they're the best option.

I'm wondering if there are recommendations for other speakers out there that I've overlooked. They've gotta be front-ported, be able to move some air, and can tolerate a corner placement without booming me out of the room. Suggestions? TIA!
jbomber
So are you saying you will have to "tuck" them in this position when not in use, or they will have to remain suchly?

Shakey
When the heck are audiophiles - predominantly me - gonna start exerting some HAF? I'd tell her this is my 2nd greatest love, after her, and "I'm keeping the speakers I have and their positioning - deal with it..."

-RW-