I can't wait to read the recommendations for this one.
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A near perfect speaker for your situation would be the Mirage OS3FS floorstander. It is very transparent and dynamic and has a room-filling dispersion pattern. The only thing is if you want bass into the 30's you'll need a sub or two. They have a 5.5" x 6.25" footprint and can go close to the wall like you need. On their own they're good to about 55 Hz. But they're fast and lively, but smooth and easy to listen to for long periods.
Ditto the Silverline Prelude...an amazing speaker that makes the owner a better person (I even gained a half inch in height). They did raise the price recently ($1499?) but you can find them used, and there is nothing like them out there it seems. They respond well to upgrades in cable and front end items, as well as amps, Vibrapods, heavy drinking, light drinking, no drinking at all, and used brain surgery head braces found in a hospital dumpster.
Question re: the Preludes. I had the Minuets and agree that Silverline makes excellent products. Just curious about placement in a square room for them or any of the other slim floorstanders. Would they sound best at an angle, centered off a corner, rather than straight off a wall?
I wish they'd changed the veneer to match the Minuet Supreme with that price increase. I would be inclined toward used if I were looking at them.
BTW, another option would be the Rega RS3. Heard RS5s recently and they're fantastic. The smaller ones would probably be better in the smaller space, although you have to be careful of bass issues, from what I've read.
I'm with Vedder and the previous poster in support of Tekton. The M-Lore, Oriel-10, or Lore would fit that situation and give you in-room response well into the 30Hz range. They're front ported and can be placed against the wall without issue.
Save the money and get a higher-quality amplifier with good THD and IM distortion numbers.
You may also want to look at Rega RS3. I have a similar-size room to yours. I went through alot of different speakers through the years in that room including Magnepan 1.6's, Martin Logan Aerius, Monitor Audio RS6, Thiel 1.2, and the list goes on. All were very fine speakers, but they seemed to overpower the room and excite it too much. I now have the Rega RS3 and they seem to fit just right in a room this size. They are easy to drive and sound very transparent and smooth. They also have adequate bass with the side-firing woofer, without exciting the room too much. I am not saying they are the ultimate speaker, but for me, they are a much better match to the room than speakers I owned in the past. Also they seem nicely built (in the UK) and you can buy them new for around $1,000.