Originally Posted by stevensctt
For speakers, take a look at the Monitor Audio Radius series. Good looking, good sounding speakers that should meet your criteria. Readily available at Amazon and certain dealers locally, including Canada.
Great, thanks. Will definitely check them out.
Originally Posted by Tulpa
Paradigm is a good company. I don't know the specifics about the Cinema series, but it's probably okay.
What's the height of the room? 14X18X8 would be medium. 14x18X20 would be BIG.
I know it seems stupid that measurements are a deciding factor here, but what can I say, that's marriage for you. Paradigm seems to be getting good reviews everywhere, and they are the thinnest by a smidge, so I will keep considering them along with the other suggestions. I'm sure that in the end they would all work with my amateur ear.
On the ceiling - yes, 14x18x8 room, so medium it is. Thanks for the help on that.
Looks like I have some good brands to research and price. Thanks everyone.