I don't see any problem. Years ago I had Vandy 3A's about one foot from rear wall with no problems.
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None of those lamps will disrupt the sound. Longer wavelengths (bass notes) will go right through them and treble wavelengths aren't long enough to make the trip around the speaker to the back. If you're worried that they might attenuate the treble a bit, pick one of the torchieres. Torchieres *do* produce diffuse light because they bounce most of it off the ceiling in a soft spread, but the ones you linked to have so little mass I can't see them disrupting *anything.*
"If you're worried that they might attenuate the treble a bit, pick one of the torchieres."
Don't forget that the 1C's have a gain control for the tweeter on the back of the crossover. Its a good feature to have is you don't have good placement options.
As far as the lamps go, you're probably better off using track lights instead.
Thank you all for your info.
I would totally mount lights in the ceiling, but it's an apartment and though I've gotten away rewiring for ethernet and coaxial in the walls, as well as behind the wall wiring for the TV... I'm reluctant to start putting holes in the ceiling as well.
And I guess I'd like some light closer to the ground since that's where all the equipment is.
Thanks again everyone.