My room is 12x 17ft. I'm will be using my computer as srouce and most of the time I will be sitting at the computer while listening to music. I'm not a hug e bass lover. Are Studio 40s overkill? How far apart would i need to place them. My computer is about 1.5 ft from the wall. Thanks for your suggestions
Go to audioholics.com and look the speaker face-offs for bookshelf speakers. The 40's did quite well, but Axiom m22ti's offer a much less expensive alternative and the only thing you give up a lot of is - bass.
Forming a trianlge with your listening position and the speakers, the distance between the speakers should be equal to or slightly less than the length of the sides of that triangle.