Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday September 27, 2015

Are Your Speakers Too Big Or Too Small For Your Room?

I made the mistake of buying floorstanders for a smaller room when I first got into home theater. Well, bigger isn’t always better. My experience is that you’re better off with smaller speakers like bookshelves for smaller rooms, which arguably image better, and leave the lower bass to the subwoofer, which gives you more options in terms of placement.

The lesson here is that speakers only achieve their full potential in rooms with acoustics that complement the speakers. It's something of an oversimplification, but big speakers usually only sound best in large rooms, and small speakers in tiny rooms.