We are in the final stages of tracking a Christmas CD with violinist extraordinaire Trevor Dick. He asked me about my big speakers, which you can see in the photo of my control room below. The big speakers are JBL 4311s. I told him that I never use the JBLs. They are there simply for show and for the occassional loud playback request.
However, as can be seen in a similar control room, this one from the 4,500 square foot facility Roc the Mic, perhaps I should rethink the role and placement of big speakers.