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Old 25th January 2008
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question about small rooms

what's the smallest sized room that would be worth using as a monitoring space?

largest? ideal?
Old 25th January 2008
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Originally Posted by music321 View Post
what's the smallest sized room that would be worth using as a monitoring space? largest? ideal?
for a CR?
smallest? 2,200cu ft
largest? 26,000cu ft
ideal? 8,000cu ft

for mastering, different than these
Old 25th January 2008
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That would depend on if you expect to have anyone else in the room.
Smaller limits the sweet spot.
You need a fair amount of space between you and the monitors, and monitors and your walls/ceiling.
1500 cubic feet could be usable.
Also depends on the monitors, if small and have very little below 50hz. then the 1500 and bigger might be usable.
And no doubt 2000 and more would be better...
And I would incorporate bass traps into the walls if possible.
Old 25th January 2008
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In general the best thing to do is to use the biggest room available to you, and treat the room so that it sounds good.

But if we're talking about ideals, for a newly-constructed room, gullfo's on the money, though I'd argue that you can make a room smaller than 2200cu ft sound good if that's all you have to work with.
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