So for whatever reason, Magnepans and other planar speaker designs keep showing up on Craigslist near me (The rest is the typical affair of old Fisher equipment and other common and mundane pieces). Going purely on the best speakers I've seen on there - there are a pair of Carver Amazing loudspeakers for $600 on there right now. God if I had the money and the space for those speakers... Anyway, my room is very small (Dimensions something like 10'x8'x8' - L x W x H) and I have only been using bookshelf speakers (and limiting my choices to such). So given my room is so small and I have a large L shaped desk filling the other side of the room with a hutch on one side would a planar speaker sound like absolute rubbish in my room? That is the fear I would have, there is plenty of room to allow it space behind it but on one side there is a window directly behind the speaker so I would think that would make the acoustics simply awful. I really hate that my room is so erm...incompatible with the ideal setup of a system but I have no alternative - I have to make it work in this room or do without. Whenever I find a new house I'm going to be sure to pre-locate a suitable home theater room. So as far as accurate imaging and soundstage would planar speakers like Magnepans sound worth diddly in my room or am I better off to keep looking at bookshelf speakers? I almost feel like buying some of those Magnepans and just sticking them in the closet until I am somewhere they can be used properly. I certainly couldn't imagine the Carver Amazing speaker sounding as good as it could in a well setup room in my room (In fact, would it even sound that good considering some of the flaws of my room setup?). So one other closing question - in a situation like mine what determines sound quality more: The room layout or the actual speaker itself? I mean my current speakers still sound good in my room but I don't know if possibly they could sound better if the room were setup different. There aren't any tonal characteristics that I dislike about my current sound other than perhaps my subwoofer could be better - but I plan to replace it when I find a worthwhile replacement I can afford that will be superior.