I think the bass is going to overpower the room. But, there's only one way to be sure!
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I had listened to the original 801s with Mark Levinson amplification in a room no larger than yours back in the day. Albeit, the ceiling was higher. This was at the store's "hi-end" room and they sounded very good. As I recall, the room was lined with bookshelves and books. The bass was not overbearing, but detailed and palpable. I'm not sure about your 8' ceiling.