Speakers need to be placed close to back wall. Help

Hello all,

I want to buy my daughter and her husband a house-warming gift of a nice stereo. The problem is that the room they will probably want the stereo in simply won’t allow speakers to be place more than about 6-8" from the back wall. Any ideas of manufacturers and/or models that might work for them?

They listen to all kinds of music and I want to stay below 4K for used speakers.


Thanks in advance.



At the risk of coming off as a dick, allow me to inform you that the wall behind the loudspeakers is actually the front wall, not the rear. The wall your listening position faces is front, right? Unless you listen with your back to the speakers! I know it's just semantics, but it can cause confusion.

Many horn speakers can be used up against walls since their radiation patterns are controlled. I use a pair with 4- 21-inch woofers in a near-field system up against walls in my office.

Thanks again to all who actually responded to my initial question!  I am located in Toledo, Ohio Tooth2th.  I won't be ready to buy until I get into the new house and run all the options by my daughter.  I'll get back to you as soon as I do if we aren't a continent apart.