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ATC's are exactly what you're looking for.
SCM7, SCM10, SCM12 or 20's, you could ditch the amp for active 10's and 20's. Sealed design, made to be placed close to a wall...<18"
Also Blue Sky System One 2.1, active with a subwoofer, again no amp required.
I'm an ATC dealer, but I had nothing to do with the fact they will suit your needs. :)
What's your budget?
I have tried about every monitor there is. I have a very small room and need the speakers no more than 18" from rear wall.
The following all work well in this situation:
North Acoustics Spirits,really nice speakers
Joseph Audio RM7si
Linn Tukans, Katans, or Kans
ATC as mentioned, but they need volume to sound their best
Aerial Acoustics Model 5
Von Schweikert VR1
There are more, but these should get you started.
I'm a big fan of ProAc Tablette Reference 8's, and I own a pair of the Signatures. You can use these fairly close to a rear wall (mine are about 18" out in my office), and they sound pretty good. Another option is the bookshelf model from Induction Dynamics. I have heard these stacked in a bookshelf, with books right up against them, and they still sounded great.
I've had my Dulcets for about 6 months now, and they are excellent close to the wall in a near-field situation. I love their clear, direct, open-throated sound. Although I like the Totem sound very much, I think the Dulcets superior for the application you describe at least until the Totem Mani level.