Originally Posted by bruvvamoff
I'm buying a house soon and am deligating the most convenient room as my studio.
At this point I have no idea what size and shape this room will be, ...
I keep hearing that 8" woofers are too large for a small room,.... :(
There is a room size ratio often called the Golden Ratio, you could start there.
As to monitor size, the idea that the size of the woofer makes a difference in a small room is basic bull. Don't know how that idea get started or why it has legs, but what excites a room is sound pressure level, not the size of the speaker. If you have a problem at a given frequency and SPL, that frequency will be a problem no matter what speaker or instrument creates it.
So, we're going to tell bass players and guitar players that they can't bring their amps in unless they have smaller than 8 inch speakers? Oh, and no drums bigger than 6 inches?
My ATC SCM-25As sound fantastic in my 12x15 foot room, even though the woofers are bigger than 8 inches.
If you have any control over the shape of the room, a rectangle is better.
When it comes to placing monitors and adding room treatment, there is a lot of info on the web. One of the better sites for treatment is the realtraps site, along with ethan winer dot com. Ethan's book is also a comprehensive tome on the subject of audio, if you care to delve into an over 500 page book with an additional couple of hundred pages available on line.