Time for a few upgrades! I have most of my choices nailed down,but I’m struggling a little bit with monitor selection.
After spending the past few months reading reviews and listening to almost anything I could get my hands on or find locally, I’ve narrowed it down to JBL LSR305s or 308s. This is where I start second guessing myself.
I mix mostly rock - ranging from blues-ish stuff to metal. occasionally some pretty hard core stuff for one of my kids - but most of my work is for my own projects. So a lot of black sabbath/down/C.O.C. type stuff.
The room is…well… Strange.
It’s about 2 meters wide and 4 meters long.
The ceiling is sloped from about 2.5 meters at the back of the room to 175cm at the front. The front of the room is open. It’s a mezzanine built over a larger 4x7 meter room. Acoustic treatments are somewhat minimally applied along the large rear wall.
Now that I’ve rambled for a bit, I’ll get to the point.
Given the odd shape and open nature of my work space, would a larger woofer on a 8 inch monitor be a benefit in the confines of such a small space? Or would it make more sense to go with a 5 inch monitor and add a subwoofer later when I have either treated the room more completely (or upgraded to a more controlled workspace)?