Speaker Size vs Room Size: Looking At The Science


If you’re searching for a new speaker for your studio, you’ve probably wondered what the best size for your room is.

Should you get a speaker with a 5-inch woofer? Or maybe 6-inch? Or maybe even 8-inch?

What about speakers with a horizontal driver layout instead of a vertical layout?

Maybe you even heard that you should match the speaker/driver size to the size of your room, because otherwise you’ll end up overpowering it and causing unwanted issues.

But what does that mean exactly? And is there any science to back it up?

In this video I want to dive into what science actually has to say about speaker size and room size.

I’ll also give you my own strategy for picking the right speaker size for your room. 

So the next time you’re on the hunt for a new speaker, you’ll know exactly what type, shape and size of monitor makes the most sense in your particular studio.



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  • Find the correct wall to face in your home studio
  • Optimize the low end and minimize reflection effects
  • Get the distance between wall and speakers right
  • Get a stereo image like on really good headphones

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