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    Magico A3 in small room

    Hi,

    I am considering the A3 for my office - 13' x 12.5' x 12' (height). What impressed me about the A3 was the bass coming out of it. Is the A3 overkill for a room like this? Any other speakers you would recommend?

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    Re: Magico A3 in small room

    Welcome to the forum
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    Re: Magico A3 in small room

    Welcome to the forum. Your room is almost square. That is alway a problem. The A3 speakers like most full range speakers like room around them. If you like the Magico sound you might consider the A1 monitor speakers and add a sub.
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    Re: Magico A3 in small room

    Quote Originally Posted by Darrel View Post
    Welcome to the forum. Your room is almost square. That is alway a problem. The A3 speakers like most full range speakers like room around them. If you like the Magico sound you might consider the A1 monitor speakers and add a sub.
    Actually, the room is almost a cube. The unusually high ceiling might be a benefit.

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    Re: Magico A3 in small room

    A3 will be fine. Sealed box makes them better to adapt to smaller rooms.


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    Re: Magico A3 in small room

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzie View Post
    Actually, the room is almost a cube. The unusually high ceiling might be a benefit.
    Your description is more accurate of course. My room is not a large room 11'wx8'Hx16' to chair and open to dining room behind. My A3s are 6' from the front wall and 2' from the side walls. I think that extra length give my room some advantage for a three way speaker. Monitors with a sub can make it easier to work with in a small room.

    Mike of course would understand room and size requirements much better than most people.
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    Re: Magico A3 in small room

    Quote Originally Posted by Darrel View Post
    Welcome to the forum. Your room is almost square. That is alway a problem. The A3 speakers like most full range speakers like room around them. If you like the Magico sound you might consider the A1 monitor speakers and add a sub.
    I would suggest that as the room size decreases the number of subs should increase. I know this seems counterintuitive. Integrating a single sub with monitors in a small room could be quite a task. YMMV
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