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#21 of 30 schan1269

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Posted July 17 2014 - 10:46 PM

What does "bookshelf" have to do with it?

#22 of 30 Relic1Golf

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Posted July 18 2014 - 04:51 PM

I was reading a book on how different types of speakers require different amps whether it's a full range, electrostatic or bookshelf speakers. I didn't know if there was any truth behind it or as long as it's 100w at 8ohm I'll be good to go?



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Posted July 18 2014 - 04:52 PM

I believe the electrostats were 4ohm but that's besides the point.



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Posted July 18 2014 - 07:53 PM

I was reading a book on how different types of speakers require different amps whether it's a full range, electrostatic or bookshelf speakers. I didn't know if there was any truth behind it or as long as it's 100w at 8ohm I'll be good to go?


You are "good to go" on anything 20 to 1000 wpc.

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Posted July 19 2014 - 07:10 AM

perfect, I think Ill go with 100-150w to give me more headroom and B&W speakers arent very efficient so Ill need more power than I originally expected.



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Posted July 19 2014 - 07:26 AM

To make your buying "easy"...buy used.

Search Ebay(by distance) and Craigslist.

Maybe you'll find somebody "giving away" a Hafler D500 for $200.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:10 PM

perfect, I think Ill go with 100-150w to give me more headroom and B&W speakers arent very efficient so Ill need more power than I originally expected.

 

Your speakers aren't low sensitivity.  100-150W is likely plenty unless you have a massive room or listen at extreme levels for extended periods.


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Posted Yesterday, 03:55 PM

I was going to go with an integrated amp but then I started inquiring about the pre-out on my receiver. the integrated amps were limited to 45-60w.I would like to get a tube amp anywhere between 55-65w or if I get a solid state amp, probably closer to 100wpc.

If im correct, an 88db speaker would need twice as much power than a speaker rated at 92db to produce 100db of sound.



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Posted Yesterday, 03:56 PM

my living room is probably 12x15ft at the very most.



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Posted Yesterday, 05:43 PM

So, you need approximately 32wpc.




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