Dimensions: 10’ × 18’ Medium
The room is the final frontier! I believe it to have the largest effect on sound of all the contributing factors, including the loudspeakers. Actually, you cannot separate the two---the speakers and the room are an inextricable system. And bigger is not necessarily better. My last room in SoCal (a 13' x 19' cement slab floor and 10' ceiling) seemed like it should have sounded pretty good, yet it was the worst I've ever had. My new 13' x 14' w/ 8' ceiling sounds far better, which is a pleasant but mysterious surprise.
What I found most remarkable about Simon's room, in fact his whole system, is how quiet it is. Quiet as in noise-free. The room's walls are very non-resonant, and you can "hear" the silence. Simon has gone to great lengths to rid his system of electronic noise, and it has a purity I've never heard before. Hearing music on this system is akin to watching a movie on a home theater that produces the blackest blacks you ever seen. The images pop out of complete and utter silence!