Thanks for the info JohnK. I'm always learning something new here. Since my room is 20' deep I'm about 12' to 14' from the front leaving me ample room behind. So going with some M2 or 3's would work. Not that I'm totally against QS8's just trying to weigh my options.
If I do go with the small bookshelfs I assume I would mount them close to ear level. I know the QS8's are mounted above but with my current setup everything is ear level except the 8's.
And as you and others have pointed out my receiver should be fine and if it ain't I'll get something better suited.
Thanks everyone and good night!
M80's, VP180 and QS8's.
Pioneer Elite AVR
Outlaw 7700 power amp