My present system includes some great (!) but old AR-9 speakers, with AR-93s on the side and AR-28s in the rear. The 9s are HUGE! Over 120# each and the 93s are almost as large. Frankly, the sound is everything I want, even thought the ARs date back to the early 80s (when they cost me the proverbial arm and leg.) Still, I love the sound but I do want to downsize to smaller, more manageable speakers.
Given my listening room size, 22" long, 15' wide, 10" high (pretty big, I think,) I wonder if I can get bookshelf speakers (on stands) to give me the CLEAN volume I want, to get the Berlin Philharmonic, the Gerry Mulligan Quartet or Waylon Jennings right into the room?
Question? Can I get away from floor standing speakers and get what I want? If not – please make some recommendations?