Speakers for small room

Hi folks,

I'm a two channel stereo guy trying to help out a friend with his HT set up.              He is looking for front left, right and center channel speakers. Action movies (Marvel, James Bond, etc.) are the primary use case.

Requirement is they need to be flat and hang on the wall.

Budget is $2500 - $3000. Used is an option.

Receiver: Denon AVR-987 https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/denon/avr-987.shtml

TV: LG OLED C1: https://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-oled77c1pub-oled-4k-tv

Subwoofer is a JBL 12" 

He also has two smaller 6" or 8" subwoofers from Cambridge Sound Works circa 1996

Basement room is 11.5 ft wide.  When sitting on the sofa - ears are about 17" from the 'rear' wall.  About 10 ft from the front wall with TV and speakers.

Room is 19 ft Long.  Couch is the middle 11ft of this long wall.  So ears will be between 4ft - 15ft from each side wall.

Ceiling height is 6' 11"  (low ceiling)

Thanks everyone!


we have a couple of unique solutions


the jern w9000 is a cast iron and graphite cabbnet on wall that sounds amazing

theyare heavy but are designed for wall mounting




the second are artcoustic these are high performence on walls which look like artwork



we are a custom instaallation company so we specialize in tricky installations

Dave and Troy

Audio intellect NJ

Lots of companies make slim on-wall speaker options. I haven’t heard many but would suggest choosing an option that extends below 80hz at a minimum because it will make integrating the subwoofer easier. Frequencies below 80hz will be less easily localized to the sub. Many of those super thin on-wall options would leave you with crossing over to the sub way too high. Here are two, but I haven’t heard them and I’m sure there are many others: