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In a word; NO!
I suggest that you get a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 speakers for $349 from Music Direct. These are VERY good-sounding speakers.
The improvement in sound quality compared to what you have now will be so huge that you and your wife will both be delighted.
They are not all that big. Buy them and present her with a fait accompli and when she hears them the deal will be sealed.
You can mount small dedicated shelves to put them on which are better visually than brackets and become invisible once the speaker is on them. The mount brackets can go up behind the speakers so they are invisible too.
Tiny wall mount speakers and inferior in-wall speakers are mostly crap, and you should just get decent speakers and explain to your wife that those are the facts of life.
The few in-wall speakers that actually sound fairly decent are big-bucks items. Cheap in-wall speakers sound like crap, and ARE crap.
If that price is too high for you, the Polk TSi100 speakers are $180/pair at Amazon, and would be a decent second choice.