Overkill for small room

Hello all - long time lurker, first time poster. I've enjoyed reading so many of these posts, and I feel like I'm learning so much from you guys. Thank you for that.

I am strongly considering a pair of Dynaudio 20i - I am aware they require serious amplification - but I suspect that they'll be too much for a small room

Room specs: (11 wide by 14 long, normal ceiling height with acoustical tile, carpet tile covering one entire wall, wall-to-wall carpet on top of cement slab, no basement).

Am I nuts? 

Thank you in advance.


no they will work fine they have deep enough bass to sound full but not too deep to overload the room


we would recommend using an nad m33 amplifier which has dirac room correction, and very high current


use a goodset of stands and bring the speakers into the room.


Dave and troy

audio intellect NJ

nad dealer

  1.  Whether you are nuts is irrelevant. The fact that you are asking questions on this site is all we need to know.
  2.  Why would they be "too much" for your room? Are you planning on turning it up to 11? Some speakers just need more oomph to really sing.

room correction could help for sure. 


Another option to add Dirac cheaply without messing up the quality of your pre and DAC is a mini dsp SHD studio. This is an all digital unit, you can place it between the source and DAC. It will do the correction in the digital domain and pass it to your DAC. This could be used to fix any overloaded bass in the room.

you mean Contours? I am confused that you are asking a question with such incomplete info, being the key part of the question.

Yes the Contour 20i - apologies for omitting crucial information.

I also meant to pose the title of the post as a question, as in "Overkill?" but I forgot the ?

Noobies.....🙄.....what are ya gonna do?