Hey Kevin- I have been using SR17's, but on Osiris 24" stands. The stands made a big difference in focusing and tightening up the soundstage. I'd initially tried them on lighter-weight stands and the focus and soundstage were somewhat loose and blured. I don't know how they'd sound a 14" high on bookshelves though (or did you mean that you only had a 14" tall shelf to put them on, as opposed to 14" off the floor?). I do still like mine when I'm standing up (listening higher than the speakers by at least 3 feet)...suprisingly the stage is still pretty wide at that height. The speakers themselves are wonderful..very liquid and buttery smooth. The bass is utterly remarkable for a monitor...I still can't believe sounds that low are coming from such a small enclosure. The finish is gorgeous. There are plenty of comments and reviews both here and on AudioAsylum with much glowing praise for these monitors. I'm just running them as two-channel, and am using an Aleph 5 currently. At 60wpc it is more than enough for a small room, but you may want a bit more power for your 25X25 room. They are 89db efficient at 8ohms. I had them out in a bigger space (about 30X40 with 12 foot ceilings) and that really stretched the limits of 60wpc when I listened to them at higher volumes. Sorry I can't comment on bookshelf installation as I've never done that. They are rear ported speakers, so you'll want to leave some space clear behind them. I would also consider weighing them down, and or spiking them in the bookshelf, and they are pretty deep too, at almost 14 inches in that dimension (so your shelf will need to have more space to take advantage of the rear port). They're pretty hefty at about 25 lbs each. One great strength about these speakers is their astounding transparency. They totally disappear on the stands and the soundstage is pretty laid back, well behind them. I know it's no your specific application, but hopefully the input will help! They are wonderful speakers and a great bargain for the price, especially if you can find a used pair (pretty rare to see them here on A'gon though as folks probably hold on to them). Good luck!
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