What's the best small speaker you'd consider purchasing if it will be placed on a media center instead of stands? We recently went from a very small audio stand to a huge media cabinet (http://fromthesourceny.com/2012/08/vandamm-media/) and I'm looking for a speaker to place on the stand with a 42" lcd between. Would you consider something as high-end as a ProAc Tablette Anniversary? Use is probably 65% tv/movies and 35% music. I have a Revel B112 sub so bass extension won't be an issue.
Have you thought about active monitors ? This would be a great way to get very good performance without having to find a place in the media cabinet for the power amp.
I also suggest putting your monitors on a pair of Isoacoustic stands and if possible, although that's likely to heavily depend on configuration, digital room acoustic correction (since I assume real room acoustic correction is out of the question in a normal house).