Introduction and advice for a new setup
I'm a new user here so just thought I'd introduce myself.
I've recently developed an interest in speakers after being involved with high end headphones for a while. Due to recently developing tinnitus after an accident I have found that i just cant tolerate headphones anymore (thankfully my audiogram still shows I have good hearing). After missing high quality music in my life I demoed some good speakers in a store around the £1000-2000 mark. I was very happy with what I heard and importantly how I tolerated it for extended listening.
So I'm now starting to draw up plans to build a system and acoustically treat my bedroom for music listening. I wanted to ask for some advice as although I've been involved with hifi headphone systems I am a beginner in regards to speaker systems.
So this is what I'm working with.
My room dimensions are as follows:
2.4m/ 7.9ft tall
Volume approx (30m^3 or 1050ft^3)
I could also potentially set up in another room, although I hadn't had a chance to measure it it should be about:
Both rooms are rectangular and otherwise symmetric. Both have carpeting, curtains, a bed, and also some wooden furniture which can be removed or relocated
My budget is approximately £2000 for the amp/speakers and some acoustic padding.
My main question at this early stage was:
I realise that my time are quite small but that's just what I have to work with. Would floorstanding speakers be appropriate or would I be better served with a set of bookshelf speakers or studio monitors?
I had initially demoed a set of Dali Opticon 6 and Dali Zensor 7 floorstanders with some interested amps (Cambridge cxa60 and Arcam sa10). I have a 2-3 hour demo session booked with a retailer tommorow and will be trying some other models then.
I've also been watching some videos and reading some guides on acoustic treatment. Any general advice here would also be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time,