Originally Posted by Virtalahde
I find the opposite to be true.
+1 on that... I have
a set of "mid-fields" (they're not, but you could call them that - They're "small-ish" speakers used as a large bookshelf reference) and as wonderful as they sound - and as "big shouldered" as they are when you push 'em, they just don't have the "smoove" factor as the biggies.
Keeping in mind that this particular setup is two sets of speakers - from the same manufacturer, buy the same designer, with crossovers designed by the same person, in the same series, using drivers of similar manufacture (identical tweeters for that matter).
But "85dBSPL" (just as a number to throw around) coming from a full range tower vs the same 85dBSPL coming from a compact point in space --- Assuming the speakers are up to the task, I'm almost always going to find the larger boxes less fatiguing.