I have a pair of sttafs and like the best well into the room . . . As far as 6 ft from the wall.
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Aside from dipoles, OB's and omni's, the amount of BSC integrated into the speakers generally determines the distance the speakers should be placed from the wall. Unfortunately, that's not an advertised spec. Also found that getting too close to the wall causes a suckout in the upper bass/lower mids as lower bass gets reinforced. I imagine that some speakers compensate for that as well.
So, what I'm saying is that every situation will be different and just try to find the right balance.
Saying that my particular speakers are some-odd feet from the wall doesn't help anybody. Espescially if WAF dictates decor.
The proper distance from the front of the speaker cabinet to the wall behind the speaker is entirely dependent on the particular speaker and it's interaction to your particular room.
Unless your speakers are specifically designed to be placed right up against the wall (ex. Audio Note, Larsen, etc) you will need to use a little trial and error. I have not yet found a formula or modelling application that is 100% accurate.
My preferred distance would be 1/3rd into the room, with my listening position 2/3rd into the room. In my room 1/3 is not feasible for the speakers so I use 1/5th the distance and 2/3rd for the listening position. This was the starting point, and small adjustments from there were needed to dial it in.
Lots of variables here as others have mentioned. Very generally I find, if the speakers are up to it, the further you pull the speakers into the room the greater the perception of depth to the soundstage along with a better sense of venue space and scale if it's on the recording. Conversely, the closer you put them to the wall the depth of stage will shorten but you'll obviously get more bass reinforcement and an increase in solidity of individual images at the expense of a sense of venue space and scale. It's not unlike the difference between sitting in the first row for a performance vs. sitting more toward the back.
Anyway, my experience with Totems is they do a great job with soundstaging and portraying depth if it's in a recording, so if that's important to you it might be worth experimenting pulling the speakers even a little further into the room to see if any additional benefits (mine are 5' from the front of the speakers to the wall, but my room is about 23'x13'). In the end it comes down largely to personal taste and what you value in music reproduction along with how the speakers couple to your room. The great news is you can play around with it as much as you want, and it's a free tweak. Hope this helps and best of luck.