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Room Size & Speaker Size

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Dave_QP, Mar 21, 2018.

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  1. Dave_QP

    Dave_QP Auditioning

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    Hi All

    I really like the Focal Aria speakers but their website says "ideal for rooms measuring from 215ft2 (20m2)" with my room being a little under 16m2, should I continue my search else where?

    Thanks
    Dave
     
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    Not at all. I've never seen a suggestion like that before. If you like the sound of the Arias, then absolutely go for it.
     
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    The only issue with speakers relating to room size is perceived bass output.

    For instance, a bookshelf speaker with 5-1/4” woofers might sound perfectly balanced in your bedroom, but “thin” and “weak” you move them to a large, open-concept living room or den. Conversely, larger speakers that sound balanced in the living room will probably sound bass-heavy in the bedroom. Axiom used to make recommendations for appropriate room sizes for their speakers. Frankly, I’m surprised more manufacturers don’t do it.

    Bottom line, it appears your room is well under the Focal recommendation, so I don’t see any reason not to get the speakers you’re considering.

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    All got to do with room gain. There is a solution to the problem. If you like the sound get it and do room treatment to fit them. You have the power.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, much appreciated
     
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    I might have the power

    I don't have the math though lol
     
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    For example, a bookshelf speaker with 5-1/4" woofers may sound splendidly adjusted in your room, yet "thin" and powerless you move them to an expansive, open idea lounge room or cave, alternately, bigger speakers that sound adjusted in the parlor will most likely solid bass-overwhelming in the room...
     

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