I'm new to this forum and to hifi so please bear with me. I had a demo at a local retailer last week. I tried out a couple of different speaker combinations with an arcam a19, notably the monitor audio silver 8's, b&w cm8 and b&w 683 s2's. The latter being the speaker that I really wanted to listen to as I liked the look of it and it's physical size. The silver 8's looked lovely and created a nice sound. The cm8's and the 683's were pretty close for me. The cm8's probably produced a more natural sound, but it was marginal.
I am worried about a couple of things. The room they are going to be situated in is 7m x 5m with a vaulted ceiling, so I wanted a speaker that could 'fill' the room with sound. I was also worried about positioning the speakers as I have 2 young children that are accident prone and I was led to believe that the CM8's need to be away from the wall.
So basically what I am asking is if I would need a bigger amp like a rotel ra1570 or would the a19 suffice? And also, if I decide to go with the CM8's, are they going to sound desperately bad being stuck up close to a wall?
thanks in advance