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Are floorstanding speakers only made for large rooms? What rules apply here? (1 Viewer)

Keir H

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I read in an online magazine article that monitor speakers on stands should be use instead of large multidriver speakers for small to medium rooms. Is this true? Will a small room suffocate larger speakers that seemingly need a goof amount of space to show their stuff? Ex: BP 30's in a room about the size of a normal apartments living room. Should I trade them in for B&W 805's for better performance in a 16x19 room?
 

Burke Strickland

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Should I trade them in for B&W 805's for better performance in a 16x19 room?
Only if you don't like the sound you are getting from your BP-30s or need to use the floor space for something else (or they fail the WAF and you need to modify the "look" to stay in the relationship.) :>)
While it isn't the Astrodome, a 16x19 room is NOT a "small room". A 10x12 room is a small room. With a cathedral ceiling, that 16x19 room could easily be 3000 cubic feet. If the room opens onto another room or a hall, the "effective size" can be even larger.
Burke
 

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