Look at the Horn Shoppe: The Horn & The Cube bass augmenter.
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I very highly recommend the Focal Profile 908 monitors. They have exactly the type of sound you seek and will work great in your room size. They sound remarkable at low volumes - something many speakers can't do - and their port is on the front so you can have them near the rear walls without much trouble. They have some of the best imaging I have ever heard, a huge soundstage and dynamics that belie their size hands down. Music Direct has them on super sale right now. I feel you can't do better at that price (I have witnessed too many problems with used speakers so I recommend new ones...).
Some of the suggestions you've already received fit your criteria. Since you already have Linn products, have you considered any of the Linn speakers? Many of the older Linns were designed for near wall (or against wall) setups. I don't know about the newer models, but several of the older ones would work.
I have a room almost the exact same size. I am currently trying a pair of Usher Be-718's on loan from a local dealer. These are wonderful speakers in many ways and have very good bass for standmounts. The berylium (sp?) tweeter provide lots of detail without being too bright, soundstanging and imaging is very good (although I'm still playing with position), nice dynamics and tone. I do miss the weight of bass from a floorstander speaker. That said, I haven't tried a lot of different positions to see if I can enhance bass by placing closer to rear wall. I've auditioned Totem Arro and Staffs in a larger room a few years ago in a house we previously owned. I preferred the Staaf over the Arro, but also thought both were nice speakers. I can't compare the Totems directly to the Ushers, because of room and equipment changes and it was about 4 years ago. I'd be very tempted by the Ushers because they do a lot well for the money, and are an impressive little package, are reasonably priced for what they do, and I recommend that you consider them. I'm probably going to stick with a floorstander but am considering a range of options.
I have Vandersteen 1C speakers that I use in a room that is about the size of yours with a Rega Jupiter/Cursa/Maia setup. I have them centered on the long wall about 7 feet apart (with a couch in the middle) and 18 inches out into the room (although they can go back another 6 or 8 inches without getting boomy). They sound absolutely fantastic and represent one of the best values I am aware of in hi-fi. They are dramatically better than the Quad 11L speakers I previously owned.
Check out the Aerial Model 6 also. My room is only 15x10 with Martin Logan Aerius i's. - they work good in there, but not as well as my B&W 603's did, which was a 2 1/2 way floor stander that I thought had great low level resolution needed for my small room - I just couldn't get them to disappear. Like you, I'm also searching for something else, and from what I've read about the Aerial Model 6, they work very well in small rooms, and can disappear at low levels - they're just a little pricey - check out their web-site. I'm also considering the Spendor S5e
The Paradigm Signature S2s sound great in my 9 X 17 listening room. They image beautifully and provide a wonderful sound stage for such a small space. I'm currently running a pair of Quicksilver Silver 60s and the combination is amazing. I also have a Pathos Classic One II that's better on summer days when it's too hot to run the Q's.