Just curious to know roughly how big people’s listening rooms are. We’ve recently moved and my current setup really doesn’t cope not that it’s in a 30sqm room (roughly 5.5m squar)
16ft x 12ft
12ft x 25ft. Previous was 15ft x 30ft. Horns, you need horns.
Mine will be 42 square metres (6m x 7m)
When it’s finished!
25ft x 12ft attic (roof apex about 7ft 6in, side walls about 4ft)
About 5m x 5m
3.5 x 4.25m
Our living room is L shaped. I think from memory, it is 35’ x 30’ , 18-19’ wide where the speakers are and about 21’ across the other ‘limb’. The ceiling is almost exactly 8’.
It wasnt always this size. When we moved in there were 4 rooms, with a downstairs bathroom and kitchen area and non load bearing stud walls. I had them removed to accommodate my HiFi ambitions. Originally our house was the village store/post office so downstairs was roughly as it is now. Out of about 60 houses we looked at over a six month period, it was the only one with this potential.
It was messy, expensive and involved huge negotiation but has been worth it. I’m so glad that I have found some other nutters to qualify my behaviour.
16ft x 25ft x 9ft
Well it’s certainly nothing crazily large compared to that array (or maybe the people with smaller rooms are being all shy about it).
I do wonder if the issue is that the Maia simply doesn’t have the grunt to drive the AE103s sufficiently in that size of room and that even a basic but meaty power amp would be beneficial.
How far away do you sit from the speakers?
Great effort, I was about to give you the award then @catcando logged in
About 4-4.5m. There’s about a metre of space behind my head before you get to the back wall.
My room is about 16ft by 12ft. Would like more space but I’m chuffed to have a separate room.
85w is enough for 100db peak, so really you should be fine, Rega amps in general don’t have a lot of current, so don’t like dips under 4 ohms much but I cant find an impedance curve for the speakers.
Horns, you need horns.
Jesus man you run a hi-fi forum, do you not know anything? There is only ever one rule.
BUY BIGGER SPEAKERS
The Maia only does 25w per side…
Ah, new amp time, 100w ish.
Not a Rega Maia then?