Can a book shelf speaker do what a floor stander does?
Yes. That was easy.
You'd probably have to buy speaker stands if you were starting from scratch so you'd have less money to spend on bookshelf speakers themselvesI tried to leave the question as open ended as possible sorry, so for the same money would you get floor standers or stand mounts?
But that bit of wooden stand might have been cheaper than buying some good metal speaker stands though.....In my opinion yes they can. Take the Linton for example, it’s technically a stand mount speaker. But has more internal volume and surface area than many floorstanding speakers. But in general these are few and far between in regards to examples like this.
On the other end of the scale you can get “floorstanding” speakers that have a base added to them but are effectively just standmount speakers “bolted” to a cabinet with cabinet sealed off from the drivers above. Mission used to do this eg 702 v the 701. Complete waste of time and all there doing is charging you more a bit con really.
Strange my room is 5 x 6 m, but you didn't ask......still ultimatly the importamt issue is that we who actually listen to the music & are aware of the individual nature of the room accoustics, including it's construction etc are happy with the sound......i love the sound of my system & that my friend is all that matters........😁My listening room is 7m x 7m, and my speakers have the aforementioned room to breathe. No contradiction.