Bookshelf speakers large enough ?

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  1. mal2pool

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    Can anyone tell me if bookshelf speakers would be large enough for a room 20ft X 10ft or do i need floor standers
     
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    Definitly big enough

    I had B&W 685's and M/A RX2's in my living room which is 22 x16 and they were plenty enough! :smashin:
     
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    Bookshelf speakers will be fine in that sized room.
     
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    To keep it very simple yes they will work happily in that room as I'm running stand mounts in a similar sized room.

    However it does depend on what stand mounts your thinking of and the amplification. There will be some combo's that'll struggle to fill the space.
     
  5. mal2pool

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    I have a marantz pm 6003 amp ....target speaker stands...mordaunt short bx2. van damme speaker cable.........

    Only thing is the bass seems very 'thick'. Not refined enough. I played a quiet song like The Eagles New Kid in Town and the bass seemed to be very muddy.
    Only thing i can think is to try different connectors between amp and cd player...any advice..
     
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    How close to the wall/corner are the speakers positioned? Sounds like you have a speaker placement issue causing boomy bass. Try moving your speakers away from the wall to see if the sound improves.
     
  7. mal2pool

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    No its the same with headphones on. Bass seems heavy somehow...i think its the amp...not used with so much bass..have to turn it down a bit
     
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    Not enough info.

    Is this a furnished room? Try to make the furnishing non-symetrical, as this should help prevent resonances.
    Is the height nearly 10ft, since the width is 10ft (OP)

    What level of sound do you want, easy-listening/loud/window shattering
    What amplifier do you have (or planned), what's the output?
    Only then IMHO, can you start the process of selecting speakers.

    IMHO Bookshelf are surprisingly good, but they face compromises - it should be easier to get better performance from floor-standing, assuming this translates into larger speakers and cabinets.


    Do you plan to have a sub?
     
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    AS i say it sounds the same with headphones on you not just the speakers...maybe the amp is bassy
     

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