Recommendation for Wall Mounted Speaker

Any recommendation for a great sounding wall mounted speaker for dual purpose Hi Fi and home theater? I love the Gallo 3.1 reference, however, I have two sporting dogs who love romping around the house. I like classical, jazz, blues and classical rock and my husband enjoys his movies.

This thread offers some suggestions that may be worth looking into, although it is from about three years ago so the spcific models offered by the manufacturers that are mentioned may have changed:

Best regards,
-- Al
Speakers that are specifically designed to be placed very near or on the wall are not that common. North Creek Music makes three that are, at different price points. IMHO they are all bargains and the top of the line is a remarkable high end speaker. They are sold as kits but North Creek is associated with a first-class cabinetmaker who can supply the enclosures or sell assembled models.

The reason that speakers need to be designed specially to work well near a wall has to do with the megaphone effect. Sound waves at the lower frequencies tend to spread out in all directions. When they meet the back wall they reflect back and reinforce the waves coming out of the front of the speaker. Depending on pitch or frequency, some of these waves will cancel each other out. Others will reinforce. So you get a frequency pattern or response that is not even, it favours some notes and not others.

A speaker that works near the wall is designed to work with, not against this phenomenon.

A while ago I gave my sons each a pair of bookshelf speakers. Then I realized there was no room for stands in their bedrooms and the speakers would have to go on the wall. This model has a rear port to tune the cabinet for bass. I found a wall mount that kept that rear port as much as five inches from the wall but it's still not enough. Whenever they play loud music it goes boom, boom, boom on certain notes. It gets tiresome. I am saving to buy new speakers, not for the boys (they don't care) but for me.
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Some Linns, Thiels & Vandersteens.
Try the Sonus faber Elipsa auditors.
Great speaker designed for close to the wall placement. Even a bracket for the wall is included.
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We sell Definitive Technology, Triad, and PSB speakers. All of which make great on-wall speakers. Some come in standard lengths, but the Triad's can be custom made to fit any screen size. If you are looking at small cube style, then I would go Definitive Technology over Bose and the likes.
Krell Resolution 4, Dynaudio also had a model made for wall mounting ... I thought Gallo also had a Ref Series speaker that could be wall mounted

if you are interested in the Krell model shoot me an email