Speakers that sound good in tight spots?

I realize I've terrorized this forum alot over the past year, regarding speaker suggestions. I'm about to make an offer on a home which has a very tight space for a TV and speakers. Most of the homes (freehold townhouses) seem to have a rather narrow "great-room" in which you can work with either a 8" wide to about 20" long. Or I could put the speakers on the long wall and sit almost 6" from my speakers, if I had the speakers somewhat pushed up against the wall. Can I find speakers that sound good in these types of situations?

The easy answer would be to bring in speakers for audition when I've moved but because I don't have dealers around the corner I'll probably be buying used. My associated equipment is a Krell 400xi intergrated with Museatex digital front end. I'd assume I'd be looking for sealed enclousure speakers like Hales. I orginally wanted to look at some Dynaudio's but a dealer has already told me they wouldn't work ideally in this type of situation with such close side walls. Perhaps a front ported design? I like to listen to harder stuff...Massive Attack, Radiohead, Nirvana, Alice In Chains.

ps. I've tried reading past posts and althought I had found a few threads there wasn't much there. A few suggested Totem Arro's, but my musical tastes would lead me to a different sonic presentation.
I've always been impressed by how good Bill Clinton spoke when he was in a tight spot.
You might look at british speaker brands. They design a lot of speakers for up against wall "tight space" applications. Check UK sites and magazines.
lol...good one Grant
Audio note speakers tend to work well in tight corners
Gradient makes a number of loudspeakers that are designed to work against a wall. Allison also makes loudspeakers that are designed to work in corners.
Most speakers do not like to be placed up against a rear wall. Bass radiates in all directions (front port, rear port or no port still radiate in all directions). These setups give quarter wavelength cancellations (comb filtering) from the rear wall reflections in bass frequencies.

1) Nearfield arrangement: place your speakers well out into the room (about 5' out from the 8' rear wall and about 4 feet apart (2' from side walls) and sit 6 to 8 feet back from the speakers to listen) Toe in as necessary to reduce side wall reflections. A three way with decent bass would help in this configuration....maybe a tower such as a Veritas 2.4i.
2) Farfield: Use toed in satellite monitor speakers in the corners of the 8' wall with a sub for the LF placed one third of the way into the room. The sub should help even out the bass response (quarter wave cancellations from main speaker rear wall reflections) provided you don't filter them more than 12 db/octave above 90 Hz and you are able to find a good position that is not too modal. (i.e. at 180 Hz you still have some decent energy from the sub)
3) Soffit mount. Since 20' gives you plenty to work with you might consider placing the speakers inside the 8' wall or bringing the 8' wall into the room two feet to create a cavity to house soffit mounted speakers...Paradigm makes some specific gear for in wall installations - so does B&W. (Note that soffit mount eliminates comb filtering of the bass by removing the rearward energy - it also boosts bass response by about 6 db which may limit your speaker choices to monitor type speakers)
Wilson Benesch ARC. Very flexible either in room or boundary.