So here's my situation, and why I've been shying away from traditional HiFi, hell even an Atmos soundbar. There is a wall next to the right slatted door. There's a second couch on the rear wall, not in pic, where we usually sit at.
The furniture is not negotiable, read couch on left wall, with two exceptions: 1. I may replace the slatted doors with a single folding door. 2. I may install an AV wall unit in place of the table, depends on my wife. But 2. won't fundamentally change my situation.
If we're to stay in this home for the next several years - we don't plan to move - my endgame system may well be the new Sennheiser Ambeo Plus, or something wild like the Nakamichi Dragon 11.4.6
So I want others' thoughts or advice if I wanted a traditional stereo system i.e with 2 standmount passive or active speakers.