Would all of the Salk HT3 owners help me out with purchasing a used pair? I currently want to purchase the pair listed for sale here. I have some reservations on my room size which is 13' x 16'. I could put them 3' away from the back wall and end up sitting about 8' away from them and still have about 2-3' behind me to the wall. Simply put: Are the HT3's too big for my room?
I think they would be fine in that room, but you will have to treat the room. My room is 13’ x 19’, and mine are 45” (measured baffles to wall) from the rear wall. They are also close to the side walls. I’ve spent an enormous amount of time finding these speaker positions, and every room is different. Proper speaker placement, listening position, and acoustic treatments are key (for all speakers).
You will want at least 200 Watts to drive them modestly, and 300 Watts to play very loudly. This is something I wish I knew before I bought mine. I could easily clip my 200 watt monoblocks with music, but I don’t listen loudly often.