|Originally posted by sethwas
No such thing.
At this size its an aesthetics issue and a placement issue. People going small do it for space constraints (since the can cost as much as a big speaker). You need to place them correctly and make sure they go down to at least 100hz. There will still be that 60-90hz gap (upper bass) that won't match a full size bookshelf or floorstander. Get a good sub to try to help.
I just read your speaker placement post and it does not bode well for my arrangement. I'm trying to get an good HT surround system but still maintain an excellent setup for listening to music. My TV's in one corner and simply can't be moved, so my L/Rs will be close together (4-ft apart) in a corner while my rears will be wall mounted in each corner at the other end of the room. To exacerbate the situation, I think the sub will have to live in a less than ideal spot.
Here's my layout:
The room is 11' x 14' (front and back walls are 11', side walls 14') I'm calling the east wall the front wall and the west wall the rear wall.
TV is located in the NE corner.
Couch is on south side wall with love seat on west rear wall, forming an "L". Primary seating is in the SW corner, secondary is the love seat.
L/R speakers will live on each side of TV in NE corner of room.
Rears will be wall-mounted in each corner at back of room.
Sub will be either under the end table in the SW corner (at the heal of the "L" formed by the couch and love seat), or sandwiched between love seat and north wall in NW corner.
I'm guessing neither of these sub locations are optimum. Since I don't know sheet
from shinola, guessing
would be the operative word here. ;)
If you don't mind opining on this, what do you think of this set up? Am I worrying myself too much about sound quality for music listening? I realize that's a difficult question to answer given the minimal information provided, but any help/advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.