Speaker recommendations for large family room

Hi all,

I'm looking for a little help with speakers for my family room. The room is approximately 20x20 ft with 10 ft ceilings. It's an odd shaped room and I've been trying to figure out a pair of speakers that will sound good in the room.

The speakers will be along a wall that has an opening to another room on the left, a fireplace left of center and the tv to the right of the fireplace. Between the fireplace and the right wall is about 9 feet. I currently have a pair of Linn Katans along that wall, one to the left of the tv on the fireplace hearth and the other about three feet from the right wall. The speakers are backed up pretty close to the wall. Seating is about 11 ft back from the speakers.

The Linns are great speakers but sound thin on bass and kind of get lost in the room. I'm looking for some monitors that can be backed up to the wall and have more bass presence.

The rest of the system is Linn but I'm thinking about moving things around and using an Oppo BDP-93, Benchmark Dac and an integrated to be determined. Budget for the speakers is $500-1000.

I'm sure the room dimensions and placement are a big part of the issue, but I'm pretty limited to the current layout.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Sticking with monitors probably will not yield better results even when placed closer to walls...plus one loses
the depth of soundstage and some imaging attributes small speakers are known for...so that leaves us with a floorstander or a sub...personally...I feel there are more under 1k musical subs than 1k audiophile floorstanders...but YMMV...HSU,SVS,etc.
I actually have a nice pair of floor standing speakers, Linn Ninkas. They definitely sound better in the room than the Katans. Even though I like their looks they just don't blend in well enough. With one on the hearth (elevated 11 inches) and one on the floor they are uneven and look goofy. I moved them downstairs where no one cares how they look:) I have a set of different height stands for the Katans to even them out.

Maybe a good sub is the answer. Any suggestions other than HSU or SVS? Budget would be a little less than $1k if I keep the Katans.



Other subs...REL, Martin Logan, etc...on the entry level end...I have a BIC F12 sub which is a very good value...