Thanks to all.. sorry I have been slow to respond but preparing for surgery on Monday and moving to a different home in about 3 or so weeks. That's it with my whiny excuses
I will know more once we move into the home regarding what room I will pick and placement. The ceilings by the way are 9 feet (if I had to use the family room which is larger somewhat, it has a double tray ceiling but multiple room openings and of course difficult place to really listen to music.
It may be a bit of a fight mkaing the room totally dedicated versus my music and normal computer desk room but I am hoping to make it more or less dedicated. That will allow my normal listening chair to be mobile somewhat (think wheels) which would easily get me further back from the "front wall". Current plans on that room is for the speakers to be aligned on the shorter wall aimed toward the longer length and giving some room off of the side walls.
Lou I will gratefully take you up on the offer for a phone call for assistance regarding room treatments. I love the speakers especially the dynamics and live sound even when studio music is played through them. I am not getting any of that from my current speakers (which sound nice just not live). It took 5 months for us to find a home we liked well enough to buy and it is larger than we wanted.. however, it just does not have a single room well shaped and sized for audio. Will just have to find a way to make these speakers work well!!