I recently moved into a new home and unfortunately, due to the homes architectural design, there is really no great room for setting up my system. The space we have settled on is approximately 13' x 18'. Sounds OK to start with except, due to the open floor plan design of the home, the wall that the equipment and speakers will be placed is only ten feet long. To the right of this wall is a three foot hallway, to the left is a 5.5 foot hallway. The kitchen and dining area is on the left of this space comprising one large open area. Also, due to the fact that you need to walk through this space to get to the hallway on the right, where there is a bathroom and bedroom, the front of the speakers can not be more than 2'4" from the back wall or you would walk right into them. That means that depending on the depth of the speakers chosen they may be less than 12" from the back wall. The ceilings are 9' tall. I would be sitting approx. 10' from the speakers.
No, moving is not an option! What I need is recommendations for type of speaker, stand mount or floor standing as well as what brand and model. I'd like opinions on products you have actually heard or own would be better. Budget, no more than $8500. The speakers will be powered by my BAT Integrated.
It would be great also if folks who have had similar predicaments with home design chime in.
Thanks for your anticipated advice.