Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Central California
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I am not well versed in speaker makes and models, so I won't reply regarding your speakers or what you are thinking about getting.
I do have an thought about your room layout, however. I have a small room kind of like yours (a tad smaller, actually) and the layout of the speakers can make a HUGE difference in the sound you can put in the space. Please don't take this badly, but there is little hope of getting a lot of solid bass in the size room you have.
First off, the room is (although the graphic you included doesn't show all the dimensions) basically a square, with the sub in the corner... ugh. I tried this and had awful coupling. The corners were hot as hell with bass and the middle was hollow. It was a mess. I don't have the choice of the middle of one wall, which would have been preferable, so I chose away from a wall in front of the rack... ugh but better than the corner. You might need corner bass traps to help, but no matter, the square shape is killing your bass and there is little or not much you can do except find the sub a home away from a corner and treat the space acoustically. I was told to put the sub in my chair and then play music and walk around the room until the sub sounded the best; then trade places... put the sub where you were standing and go sit... enjoy! It is a starting point.
Like you, I have my gear on a wall with openings. I am not pleased with the soundstage, as it is collapsed on one side (short side) and open on the other. Also, it looks like the configuration of your main speakers is narrower than would be optimum. No matter what, the speakers in the corners is not good...
The thing that jumps out at me is that you might consider turning the furniture 90 degrees counter clockwise. THEN, you would have a longer wall space to widen your mains and a you could put the sub in the middle of the wall where the couch is now.
I would rethink toward moving the speakers to the longer wall space and the sub to a middle wall spot.
It is a lot of furniture and gear for such a small room... I know how this goes! It is not easy... I have messed with my room for forever and it's still a mess... I can't wait to move so that I can get a larger space for my gear...
I hope that I have jogged some thoughts for you and you can find a way to make it all work. Anyway, good luck!
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