I'm moving my old stereo system from the den to a larger living room to take full advantage of my Polk SDA CRS speakers.
The problem is front speaker choices for the den. I have a HK SVR120 receiver with surround sound (not the best, but at less than $200 new it's a cheap way to start on a surround sound system). I have a CSi30 center speaker, a PSW350 sub, and a 2 year old pair of RT25's in the rear (which I might change out later).
The room is tile floor with oak paneling with no surfaces for dampening. The front is a book self, with one side a wet bar from floor to ceiling. This means that I have no place for floor or in in the bookshelf speakers since the TV fits into a space that's right up next to the wet bar. Room is 16 x 18.
I have some room to mount speakers on the wall just below the ceiling (foward enough to allow wet bar folding door to open), but I worried about the bookshelf type being too big and standing out, but still considering them. Not sure if in ceiling type with the direction tweeter is also a possible option.
I do want the best sound possible, but I also know there will be trade offs. I'm not an expert by any means, just looking for help.