Kharma Ceramique in a small room ?


My listening space is rather small (about 4x3 meter). I use B&W 805 Signature now, but can get a Kharma C 3.1 at a rather good price. Will these Kharma's fit in my room?

Rest of my system =
-Symphonic Line Kraftwerk 2 int.amp.
-Metronome T1A + Audio Aero Prima DAC;
-Amazon 1 turntable;
-MIT M3 speakercable
-Nirvana SX interlink.

Thanks in advance,

I would say most all speakers have an ideal focal point. That would mean tall speakers with much space between drivers require that you have to sit further back. You might contact a dealer or distributor for more info on this.--
I had a pair of Ceramique 1.0 which I think are bigger. The issue I had was the speakers were about 1.3m out into the room and the chair was about 2.6 m from the speakers. As much as I would like to recommend the Kharma speakers, I do think they are too big for your room. Sorry.
I have had the Kharma 1.0 ( 2 sizes up ) for quite awhile and do feel I know them pretty well. I would say you may be pushing it a bit. I would ask for a home demo if possible. All Kharmas love breathing room and sound there best when allowed to breath...
Hi guys,

I've got the Kharma's since yesterday and they sound fabulous. Maybe a bit full on the low end, but this can be managed. But I agree that in a bigger place they would perform better. Problem is that the local WAF does not allow me to move my system to another place in my livong room... :-(


My good friend has the 1.0's in a 12 x19 ft room.Many of us thought he was crazy to try it.Guess what?We were wrong!!With careful attention to acoustics,and component matching,he gets an INCREDIBLE dynamic/full range sound.Obviously a larger space would be better,but,in your case,the 3.1/3.anthings should sound great.As they should,since they are a wonderful speaker.Best of luck!!
I believe you can make them work. If it is a square small room try diagonal placement. If it's too bright, dampen the walls more than normal (because you'll have too many repeated reflections because of the small room).

You will need room treatment and patience though.
I replaced the MIT with a loaned Nordost Red Dawn speaker cable and this seems to be a perfect match in my system. No more overemphasis on the lower end of the sound but instead a well controlled yet deep bass with an incredible transparancy. I will sell my MIT and get a Nordost SPM or Valkyjra. The sound is full but not overloaded. I thought it would be impossible, but now I've got the proof that floorstanders can fit into a small listeningspace, goven the right combination.
Congrats on the new Kharmas. I have the 1.0s and find that my room is a bit too narrow at about 7.6m x 4.2m. They do like their space and take care to place.

I have the MidiGrands in a space almost identical to yours with 9.5 foot ceilings. While I agree I would love to have a little more breathing room on the sides, how do you find your room is constraining your Kharmas ?