A great many people feel this way about towers.Unless you're actually placing the bookshelf speakers on a bookshelf or wall mounting them they take up nearly as much floor space when factoring in stands. IMO floor standing speakers just look better.
I used to have bookshelves now have towers.Just wondering how many of you use bookshelf speakers as your front left and right speakers (or maybe even LCR)? Do you feel you are lacking anything by not having floorstanding/tower speakers instead? Do they get loud enough for you?
The sheer spread of most towers, (but not mine), also give a taller vertical soundstage.I’m currently using bookshelves in a 3.1 but I’m about to go 5.1. Kinda going back and forth on whether to go bookshelves or towers. Theoretically, the less work you make each speaker do, the better, right? So even with a sub, you should see gains in the mids and higher lows, correct? Though I suppose getting a 3 way bookshelf could mitigate that a bit.
Usually has to do with room size and volume level. Higher volumes and large rooms need larger woofers to move more air for that upper bass. There is a lot of "body" in music in the 100hz to 300hz range so high output in that range needs something bigger than a 6" woofer.I've thought about switching from towers to bookshelf L/R in my 5.2 setup. Would there be any negative to doing so?