I've found the DIY towers discussion to be quite interesting. However, towers may not work for our situation. Ideally, we would go with bookshelfs. However, the way our place is setup, I have the following two problems: * The speakers would probably have to be on their side * The speakers would literally be on 12" shelves, leaving very little clearance behind the speaker. I will have a subwoofer to round out the bottom - it is similar to the Rava in dimensions and configuration, using a Shiva and RCM Detonator 110 mk2. So, a nice musical speaker is my main priority. Two questions: * What speaker kits in this range are suggested? I'm aware of the Adire HE10.1 through this board but am interested in other alternatives in the 400$/pr parts range (excluding wood). What alternatives would you suggest? How about a sealed KIT281? Others? * Is a shelf-mounted speaker going to seriously limit the quality of the sound? I would imagine yes, as I remember toying with speaker location with my PSB 300's and confirming that rooms do seem to have sweet spots for placement of the mains. Thanks in advance.