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.


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Thank you so much for that recommendation. I have checked out their website and many reviews and I really like what I see and hear. My daughter is an architect who spent time in Denmark studying and she might really like the design features as well. Great work and keep on listening in the “free world!”


Rustler, glad to lend a hand. I know during my research, I got a ton of great tips here at Audiogon that helped me narrow down some options and save a ton of time. The veneers are beautiful, I have the Rosewood veneer.....but I've seen the Walnut too, and it was gorgeous.

+1 on Larsens for close to the wall. 

@rustler what amp or will that be purchased too? Room dimensions?



Shank I haven’t been able to see the new house yet, so I’m not sure of the dimensions or where they will be placing their system exactly. I was thinking of going with a nice integrated amplifier, maybe one with a phono section because my son-in-law is a hipster who is into vinyl!  I will post more information as I get it, but it might not be for a couple weeks when I get to see the property. Thank you for your help