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In Reply to: RE: Intigrated Amp Dilemma posted by stereo5 on July 15, 2017 at 16:08:44
Something seems amiss beyond the amp's power (defective speakers or the Halo?). As I'm sure you know, your speakers are rated at 91db sensitivity and 8 ohm nominal impedence. The amp is rated at 160 watts into 8 ohms. That should be more than enough "head room" or "reserve power" way beyond "93-95 db".
The room is 50 by 60 with 12 foot high ceiling and 3 dormers. I am not trying to fill the room, just in the area I sit which is my desk. Let me put it this way, I definitely want to upgrade to at least 200wpc or more as I am presently using a 200wpc amp on the Triton 1 speakers in my main system which is in my downstairs living room. That area is only 16 by 18 with a 9 foot veiling and it sounds phenomenal.
I want an integrated that can compliment the strengths of the Triton 1 speakers. There is nothing wrong with the amp or speakers, it has always been like this upstairs as I have already had 3 different amps and speakers in the past 15 years.
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Going from 160W into 8 Ohms to 200W into 8 Ohms will get you just under 1dB of additional headroom.
Is the room well treated?
I think your big problem is your room. You should consider some sort of padded room divider. I've seen them in a few very high end homes that have big rooms.
I'm not trying to count your money. But with that size room and gear you are looking at you should consider arranging some at home auditioning from local shops.
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