New room - advice please

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Hello!

We are part way through having an extension built which will mean moving my hifi into a new much larger room and I am a bit concerned that it will be slightly lost! The new room is 5.8m x 5.8m with a vaulted ceiling and the equipment I'm using I've had for +10yrs being a Musical Fidelity X-Ray, a Musical Fidelity X-A200R and standmounted Dynaudio Audience 42's.

Do you think it will be OK or will I be looking at an upgrade? I've not bought any equipment (apart from a GS Novo) for years so have no clue where to start!

I listen to a huge variety of music including acoustic guitar, rock, blues and jazz and my budget would be £1500.

Thanks!
 

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The greatest obsticle in hi-fi is getting speakers to work in a room.

You may find the 42's are suited when you have them set up. But you may find them a little light on the bottom end as the room is a good size, that all depends how much reinforcment you get from the walls. If they are sounding light it could be worth experimenting with a sub to undepin the mid and treble.

Worth trying the system in the room first though.
 

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If the speakers don't produce enough bass to fill the room, try moving them a bit closer to the rear and side walls. Just a bit at a time because it can become boomy pretty fast.

Just give it a try and see/hear how it goes.
 

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You should wait until your room is finished, but in the meantime you might want to start looking around for and listening to a decent set of floorstanders with a higher sensitivity than your Dynaudio 42s (rated at 86db). As well as looking the part furniture-wise in a large room the floorstanders will have greater sensitivity (90db+) and produce a much louder sound for a given amplifier power.
 

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