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robbie010

Speakers for use with Low Power Valve Amp??

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My first choice speaker for this would be Audio Note but you need to have room corners that are not 8 meters apart as otherwise I would own them. Have heard most in the range at dealers and shows and had the Es at home. 

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I'd agree with the advice about trying with your existing speakers first.

I run a pair of ProAc Studio 140 Mk 1 floorstanders (rated at 90db sensitivity) with a 7 wpc Audion 300B power amp and don't even get halfway around the clock before it's too loud for me.  No trace of any nasties in the sound even with full-on orchestral or metal.

k

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10 minutes ago, khapahk said:

I'd agree with the advice about trying with your existing speakers first.

I run a pair of ProAc Studio 140 Mk 1 floorstanders (rated at 90db sensitivity) with a 7 wpc Audion 300B power amp and don't even get halfway around the clock before it's too loud for me.  No trace of any nasties in the sound even with full-on orchestral or metal.

k

Have heard those ProAcs a few times and they sound great. 

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On 12/08/2019 at 20:21, robbie010 said:

The Heathkits are billed as 10watts output, so a fairly sensitive speaker is in order. I current have Infinity Kappa 600's which are 90db but have large 10" side firing woofers which I assume will not sit well with the 10watts available. Alternatively, I have Kef LS50's but at 85db, again possibly not a great match. Finally, I have Mordaunt Short MS400's, these are probably my best bet, however, I can't find any specs for these that state the sensitivity.

All the original Mordaunt Short speakers and the later Pageant/Festival/Carnival series have simple crossovers and are easy to drive. I wouldn't see any problem there.

I'm not familiar with your Infinitys. Suck it and see.

The Kefs I would have thought would be a definite 'no,' I confess I'm not a fan, they always sound a bit constipated to me (sorry) but they seem to work better with a reasonably hefty amp behind them. A mate changed from a Copland hybrid to a Hegel driving them, still unlikely to get me particularly moist but it did seem to waken them up a bit.

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