Looking for a little advice. I want to upgrade my current speakers/sub setup, and my research has led me to this forum. I am intrigued by the prospect of going DIY and I like what GR has to offer, also, what I have read through all threads here has been motivating. My desire to move toward OB was sparked by hearing a pair of Spatial Audio M3's a while back, and I couldn't quite shake what I heard (in a positive way). I had originally looked at the NX-Otica exclusively, but after reading up, I am not sure if they are ideal for my space. I have reached out to get GR and have spoken with Danny and he reassured me they would be great. I want to make sure I am going in the right direction before embarking on this journey.
My current setup: Tekton Impact Loudspeakers, 2 SVS SB13 Ultra Sub, Parasound P6/A21 combo, Marchand XM9 crossover. My listening room is a 14x18 untreated (WAF issues) living room, negatives about the space is that the ceiling is cathedral and half of the room opens to the rest of the house, getting the subs to energize the space has proven difficult.
Before taking the dive, I would like to get some user feedback from those who have worked with the NX-Oticas in a similarly dimensioned space. I have read that some prefer the smaller speakers (wedgies/MTM's) in a smaller space, and I know my dimensions are on the edge of this. I can pull the speakers out 3ft from the front wall to the baffle, but not much more. I almost feel like the Otica's would be too close to the listing position, and have a hard time disappearing. Additionally, I know I will eventually move to OB subs, and their positioning would be right next to the wall (at least on one side). Below is a picture of the listening space, the subs are now next to the mains and the listening seats are pulled farther away from the back wall, I was experimenting when I took this photo. Any feedback is appreciated.