OK, so here's the problem. My wife and I just moved from San Diego to Fremont due to career changes (which is why I haven't posted or lurked in quite a while). Our new house has a pretty good room for my home theater, 15 x 13 x 8 with enough room for the 47" RPTV and all the accompanying gear. But we plan to use the "great room" as more of a formal sitting room since it's viewable from the entryway and so many other parts of the house. Dimensions are not the best for sound, as it is about 20' on all three sides (length x width x height) with openings to the dining room (large), kitchen (2 small) and staircase. We plan to buy a corner unit to house our smaller TV, secondary DVD, etc. To keep the space as "classy" as possible, I'm considering either in-wall or, due to issues with wiring through studs, ON-wall speakers. 2-channel only. Given the meteoric rise of flat-panel displays, and manufacturers rushing to design speakers that match or complement them, has anyone here had success with on-wall speakers and if so, what makes and models are recommended? Just FYI, the speakers would be about 8-10' apart and, since they'd be on either side of a corner unit, toed in at exactly 45 degrees. Budget goal is $500 but I'd be willing to go a bit higher if that's the consensus. Amp is a NAD C350 and CDP is Cal Icon Mk II, so associated equipment is decent. Thanks in advance.