Related to dimensions, the sheer size will affect the integration plan. Smaller rooms, for example, may accentuate low frequencies, while larger spaces might provide a more balanced distribution of sound. In general, the bigger the space, the more speakers it will require, and the more power it may take to drive the speakers to fill the space with immersive sound at all targeted listening positions. But smaller space might sometimes also require more speakers to avoid the proximity effect and spread the sound in more locations.

Finally, integrators should pay attention to how the room is constructed. Wood? Gypsum? Concrete? The surfaces of walls, floors, and ceilings can either absorb or reflect sound waves. Excessive reflection can result in echoes and reverberation, negatively impacting the overall clarity of audio. On the other hand, too much absorption can lead to a dull and lifeless sound. Achieving the right balance through proper acoustic treatment, including the use of diffusers and absorbers, is essential for creating a well-controlled acoustic environment that enhances the immersive qualities of an audio system.