Some say you must size the speaker for the room. Others say it doesn’t matter.
My original plan to have a listening auditorium when I bought my house didn’t pan out, so I had some rather large speakers placed into a respectably small room assigned to me by the boss.
I’ve also read and researched quite a bit about acoustic treatments and have applied such treatments to the room including diffusion, absorption and bass trapping.
My question is this:
- If a large speaker and a small speaker both measure the same dB sensitivity across a near linear frequency response curve with the same response range – and
- you have the ability to utilize any kind of acoustic treatment, and
- you’re restricted to the one small room,
Does it still matter if the speaker is large or small?