Hi all, just saw this thread..
Might I suggest Orb speakers from http://www.orbaudio.com/? That's the way I was going to go with a small space in Hong Kong. Supposedly the sound is lot more superior to the Bose. I had a stand mounted Bose 5.1 system for Home Theater, it sounded okay I guess, and the speakers were small and discrete enough.
I was going to get a new system with Usher speakers, which are from Taiwan, here http://www.usheraudiousa.com/, along with a LG tv and SVS subwoofer http://www.svsound.com/ before I moved to Asia, but then my priorities changed (along with finances).:(
Dave in the Philippines