Will 2 of these do the job?

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  1. Gary-L

    Gary-L Auditioning

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    I've got 2 of these speakers atm. With these specs, how do they stack up against the other mid-range speakers out there?

    INFINITY SM-112
    3-Way 175 Watt Speakers

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

    Frequency Response: 59Hz - 25kHz (+/-3dB)
    Crossover Frequency(ies): 900Hz, 5.5kHz
    Sensitivity: 100dB (1 watt/1 meter)
    Power Rating: 10 - 200 watts
    Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
    Woofer: 10" (254mm) polypropylene coated
    Midrange Driver: 4.5" (114mm)polypropylene coated
    Tweeter: 1" (25mm) polycell "high-output"
     
  2. Ned

    Ned Supporting Actor

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    The sensitivity spec is unsually high, but that's a good thing if it's true. Most speakers are only rated around 90db/1w/1m so 100 rated speakers would need much fewer watts to achieve the same volume level. Mainly you just need to decide if you like their sound character.
     
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    Heath_E Stunt Coordinator

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    Exactly, specs can only tell you so many things. How you think they sound isn't one of them. You will want to add a seperate sub to handle the lower frequencies since they are only rated down to 59Hz. And that may be fudged.
     
  4. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    Sure enough, the speakers are rated at 100dB sensitivity. And, I thought Klipsch had higher sensitivities.

    Product link: Infinity Speakers
     
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    dale^g Stunt Coordinator

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    most speakers that have high sensitivity have less control and therefore are less accurate. a few exceptions like klipsch sound good. speakers like cerwin vega and DCM are efficiant but are only good for loud boomy music IMO.
     
  6. Gary-L

    Gary-L Auditioning

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    Next to the tweeter (small one on top, correct?), there is this turning switch.

    It says Hi Frequency Level and the knob allows me to turn it to a setting (there are no numbers, just notches).

    What does this do?
     
  7. Ned

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    Glorified treble knob. Your manual will probably indicate at what frequency/db boost it affects. The "middle" of the knobs range is probably (hopefully) a bypass setting. If you do like using it, make sure you leave your receiver treble setting at its center or +0db setting to avoid any double treble adjustment.
     

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