This is my main candidate for my next purchase of front speakers. However, upgrading from a standmount speaker (CDM 1NT) I'm especially cautious about boominess of floorstanders when placed only 1 foot away from the wall behind them. As I use a long-wall placement (short-wall placement is NOT possible in my living room), distance from side wall is not an issue (up to 5 feet is possible). The other speakers in my short list are: Sonus Faber Grand Piano Home - well, my Concertino Home was boomy when placed close to the wall, so I assume the GPH will be much more trouble! I think Sonus Fabers have slightly lifted midbass, and that's the enemy of my room. Otherwise, I love these speakers, too. Dynaudio Contour 1.3 SE - well, this is a perfect speaker for music. But I need a floorstander for my HT+music system. Dynaudio Contour 1.8 mk2 - being back-ported, I also suspect this one will boom big-time. I've heard a lot of people complaining about boominess when placed less than 3 feet from the wall behind it.