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In Reply to: RE: High powered amp + high Effeciency speakers =? posted by audiophilewannabe on February 23, 2017 at 05:10:44
I have Avantgade Uno speakers with 102dB efficiency. For years I was using valve amps of between 5 and 28 watts, but have recently been using solid state amps. I've had in my system:
Red Wine Signature 30.2 - 30 watts - decidedly not happy with my speakers
Benchmark AHB-2 - 100 watts - If you want dead silence but deadly dull sound, this is great!
Accuphase A-36 - 30 watts Class A - Very good but bass not brilliant
GamuT D200 - 200 watts - the best I've heard my horns sounding, particularly the excellent well controlled bass.
Provided you don't push the full power from a big amp into your speakers, they will not suffer any damage. However if you can adjust the gain to improve accurate volume setting and to reduce the effective power from the amp, so much the better. Otherwise don't do what I did last week - place an object on the remote volume control and accidentally release its full output!
My Firstwatt is Last Amp I will be using.. ever.
Been thru many amps over the years, meshplate 45's even.
This thing IS the best I've heard.
They may ? be better ones.. but frankly: I have no desire to explore further.
That guy gets it. :-)
I've been playing with one of these of late. As low-end an implementation of Mr. Pass's philosophy as can be imagined, with specs that are evocative (for better or worse) of an SE 2A3 amplifier.
Danged thing sounds good.
I am sure his serious (and expensive) SS amplifiers are even better.
all the best,
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