Small Room Speaker Choice - Bookshelf or Satellite?

EViS

Member
For the past year i've been in possession of a pair of B&W 602s3's hooked up to a Pioneer VSX-D814 multichannel receiver.

I don't have a primary use for this system as everything connected to it is used on a daily basis - incl. Cable TV via a TOS-link, PC (MP3 & Gaming) via an M-Audio soundcard with coax out, and DVD from a Pioneer 565A.

I've decided its time to expand on the speaker front now, as DVD and PC Gaming is in need of a 5.1 setup :). Unfortunately i'll soon be moving into a thoroughly reduced room of size about 10 sq metres which has caused a dilemma :rolleyes:...

Would a pair of B&W 601's (rear), an LCR60 (centre), a sub such as a BK XLS200 or SVS PB10, coupled with my current pair of 602's (front) be too much for a room of the above size (10 sq metres)?

Or would I have to finally say goodbye to my beloved 602's and go for something like the KEF 2005.2 eggs with one of the above subs (i'm not keen on the underpowered KEF PSW2010 which we currently own downstairs)?

To this day i still drool over my 602's and the b&w sound, thus would hate to have to say goodbye to them, however i'm also concerned that a smaller room with even more speaker could sound pretty miffed...

Setup advice?
 

mhuk05

Well-known Member
My room is about 3m x 4m and I don't have eggs. I'm not too familiar with B&W - I have Mordaunt Shorts (906 front, 905 centre, 903 rear) and they're a similar physical size to yours, and soundwise they're great in a "small" room- my sofa is 2m from the TV.

Why not get the extra speakers and give them a listen- if it's too much you can sell/ trade for little speakers.

My opinion, feel free to ignore or wait for more experienced advice.

:)

Any neighbours to annoy with a big sub?
 

EViS

Member
mhuk05 said:
My room is about 3m x 4m and I don't have eggs. I'm not too familiar with B&W - I have Mordaunt Shorts (906 front, 905 centre, 903 rear) and they're a similar physical size to yours, and soundwise they're great in a "small" room- my sofa is 2m from the TV.

Why not get the extra speakers and give them a listen- if it's too much you can sell/ trade for little speakers.

My opinion, feel free to ignore or wait for more experienced advice.

:)

Any neighbours to annoy with a big sub?
Just lodgers atm, neighbours in apartment when/if i move out though :D
 

mhuk05

Well-known Member
It's the bass that will over power a small room. Maybe try a smaller sub than the SVS (is that heresy?!).
 

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