Alright...so I know ideal placement for bookshelf speakers in a home theater setup isn't on a bookshelf - it's on a proper speaker stand spaced out from the wall. However in my setup this isn't going to be possible - they really need to go on the bookshelf.
So the question is...are any of the lines of bookshelf speakers particularly well designed for placement on a bookshelf - where they will need good isolation and be able to handle being a little "crowded" - at least from the back and perhaps on one side.
I've always been a paradigm fan and my existing setup is Monitor 7's and a CC-370 center channel. However I'm afraid the mini monitor's rear-ported design won't work well with the back of a shelf a few inches away.
I'm considering Definitive's Pro Monitor line. They seem better suited by design for actually placing on a bookshelf. And they have the added bonus that they come in white, which my wife will love (or not hate to be more accurate).
So...let's hear it...in a "real world" situation, what speakers/features should i be looking for?