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.


Ag insider logo xs@2xrustler

Get them the KEF LS60 (the Baby Blades). I will cost $7K, but it has a preamp, amps, META, DSP, and I think it also looks pretty cool and can be placed very close to the wall because of that built-in DSP. I think all the features are controllable from an mobile device, like an iPhone.



I second the ATCs. Have a scm7 v3.

If thinking of Buchardt check out the their i150 amp. Has dsp. The auto Room EQ is actually a room modes correction. Simple to do. Has sub out. Crossover and many easy to use controls. Sounds great. The app works on iPhone although Android is coming.



If you do go the Buchardt speaker and amp route, make sure to buy the speakers first.....before the i150 amp. If you do that, then the i150 is 2,000 Euros instead of 2,500 Euros.....customer loyalty discount