matching speaker efficiencies?

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  1. Aaron Cooke

    Aaron Cooke Second Unit

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    I currently have Def Tech BP2002's for mains and BP2X's for surrounds. I am planning on selling my mains, probably for either Klipsch RF series or Paradigm Studio Series. My question is, if I go with the highly efficient Klipsch speakers for mains, will that be a problem since my surrounds will be about 10db less efficient? I am using a B&K 7270 amp.
     
  2. Mark Fitzsimmons

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    As long as you balance your speakers using a SPL meter it should be ok.
     
  3. Tom Brennan

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    Aaron---If your B&K has sufficient range of adjustment in levels of front and rear you'll have no problem. My Denon is coping fine with 107db Altec VOTs up front and little Radio Shack minis in the back, must be a 20db difference in efficiency. www.chicagohornspeakerclub.org
     
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    I have RF3's and uhh..something else at the back. I justed cranked the db at the rear, and now it all sounds great.

    PS. I think the Klipsch RS3's are overpriced. ($700 CDN, is that right?)
     

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