need advice with LS50 wireless stands or TV console to accommodate them
I am looking into getting a pair of LS50s + receiver + subwoofer, but I am not exactly thrilled by the prospect of having to get so much hardware/complicated wiring around the entertainment center + added complexity (my wife would probably not approve). Therefore, I am now looking at just getting a pari of LS50 wireless, but I still have some doubts.
First off, the LS50 wireless have blown my socks off when I listened to them at a Magnolia center, but I was relatively close to them. Secondly the LS50s that I listened to without a subwoofer at a different store but without a subwoofer, and in a living room setting didn't seem that impressive (don't get me wrong - they sounded VERY good, just not LS50 wireless good when I was placed close to them). Therefore, I am also wondering whether the LS50 wireless would also sound less good from a distance of 8 ft (in a small room - 10 ft by 15 ft by 9 ft).
Secondly, I live in an earthquake prone area, and I am very worried about how to place the speakers. Everywhere I read that I should get some speaker stands, but I noticed that the stands are just that - stands. There's no mounting mechanism to secure the speakers. Additionally, having a baby who's about to start storming everywhere, I can foresee him knocking the speakers off, so I don't know whether it's a good idea to get the stands. This leads me to needing to change the entertainment center to accommodate the speakers.
For reference my room looks like <redacted, apparently I cant't include links until I get 5 posts but if you got imgur dot com slash a slash VA35b8V you can see it>, and that's an additional concern because I don't know whether the LS50 wireless can be configured for this particular configuration (the room connects to another room that you can see in the background, and there's a stairway behind the TV). In the linked image I show some M-Audio AV40s for scale to illustrate the lack of space problem. The current game plan for me is to look in other types of TV stands that could allow putting the speakers below the 55" TV.
Please note that the Magnolia guy wanted to forget about the LS50 Wireless, and instead invest in a $1500 receiver that is powerful enough to drive LS50s (I told him I never owned one before and he suggested as example getting the Marantz SR60139, which I am sure is awesome), a pair of LS50s, and a subwoofer (total cost $3000-3500 as it wasn't clear which subwoofer to get).
If you have any suggestions on how to place the speakers, or thoughts on how they may sound in the environment I linked, or what TV stand to use I would highly appreciate it.