2-channel amp for Dynaudio 52SE

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  1. SteveSs

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    I have a set of these fine speakers arriving soon. They will reside in my audio-only system. I know they are power hungry (4 ohm nom impedance & 86dB sensitivity), but how does that translate into the real world? I will be filling a 20x20 room. I've been looking at amps from McCormack, CJ, and Bryston. Each company offers a 100-150 watt amp, and a 200-300 watt amp. Does anyone know if the lower powered amps can still make these babies sing?
     
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    I use a 200 wpc Acurus for my Dyn Contour 1.3s (L+R front), works beautifully, and a 80 wpc Acurus for my Contour 1.1s in the rear. Now that's mostly ProLogic surround, but I do occasionally play DTS CDs, and the 80 wpc unit does fine. I think technically it's 80 wpc into 8 ohms anyway, which probably equates to 160 wpc into 4 ohms ... isn't that how it works? Anyway, I've had this setup for about 7 years now, working wonderfully.

    I may be wrong, but I think capacitace and current are going to be more telling specs than strict "wpc" numbers ....
     
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    Thanks for your info. I agree that current is more of an issue with an inefficient speaker. It bodes well that your Acurus can drive your Dynaudios. I hope that means that the sub-200 watt amps will work, due to their high current output.
     
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    What does your dealer carry? Best is to try and see if you like what you hear.
     
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    I'm curious as to ideas for this too, I have a marantz 5300 that does ok with 52SE, but I would like to feed them a bit more juice from a separate amp.
     

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