These speakers have been named like that because of their size that can fit into smaller spaces. I'm thinking of buying one but I've only recently heard about these so I'm unfamiliar with the brands. Have you bought this kind of speaker before? What brand would you recommend?
Rusty Messages: 698 Registered: May 2018 Location: Kansas City Missouri
Illuminati (1st Degree)
They're just smaller speakers. For smaller budgets and smaller spaces. That name was cleverly coined for marketing originally. Use them like any other speakers. Music, radio, TV. Unlike most online write up's designed to move merchandise. I like this guy's speaker reviews. He minces no words and goes to great lengths to find the good, bad and ugly. http://noaudiophile.com/
This kind of speaker looks like it can be put in the kitchen because of its size. Although it should be placed in a safe location, it wouldn't be a problem since it won't need too much space. If you're on a budget, I'd recommend checking out Edifier but you should consider first where you'll put it before buying anything.
gofar99 Messages: 1670 Registered: May 2010 Location: Southern Arizona
Illuminati (4th Degree)
Hi, There are many really excellent book shelf sized speakers. As costly as Harbath to as inexpensive (and still sounding really nice) Elac. No they won't fill up a theater with sound, but in a typical room they can do a great job.
Edit: BTW the terminology is a bit vague. Some are as small as a milk carton, while others are nearly 2 cubic feet. The trade off is efficiency vs bass response. Look up Theil parameters. You can have bass or efficiency based on the size. The smaller the size the larger the trade off.