I am not an audiophile and definitely not someone who has listened to multiple speakers/setupsNow thats a hot take! In a forum where sound quality REIGNS SUPREME, what other factors led to the R200 being the right speaker for you?
Although I liked the neutral KEF Q350s vocals and tone , I liked how the R200s sounded when I was playing the kind of music I listen to , they had the kind of bass I liked which was not the case in KEFs
Plus aesthetically, I like separate tweeter and Woofer design of Polk over the KEFs
All these are my personal opinions and again I’m really new to all this and not someone who can analyse sound , just liked the speakers based on how good the speakers played the kind of music I mostly listen to
Having said that, the most cost effective solution is to simply keep it on top of the unit instead of inside the shelf. My AVR (Marantz SR6013 requires a clearance of 45cm including cables.
At the most, the front fascia will stick out a bit (by approx 5 cm) but the feet will be firmly grounded. If you can make your peace with that, you may possibly be losing out on that last bit of aesthetic symmetry/perfection but you would be gaining a whole lot experience wise. Unless of course, the experience includes a righteous earful from the missus... or worse!
Nevertheless, it will also be the better solution insofar as heat management and longevity of your AVR is concerned as opposed to the shelves which are closed from all directions except the front (not that the shelves were an option in the first place).
Top of the Cabinet is 40cm in depth, but I am not sure if the AVR would fit in.
I am ok with the front fascia sticking out a bit as long as the feet are planted well and no risk of AVR falling down.
However cannot purchase an AVR only to realise even the feet of AVR won’t fit after adding HDMI and speaker cables , not having the option to modify the tv unit adds up to this concern
BTW I was looking at AVRs like Yamaha RX A2A or A4A OR Denon x3700H depending on availability n good deal