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What speakers to use with 45 single ended amp

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Posted on February 28, 2017 at 07:49:58
UCPQ
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Like to hear your recommendation on speakers for low power single ended amplifiers. Thanks.

 

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RE: What speakers to use with 45 single ended amp, posted on March 6, 2017 at 17:09:03
mqracing
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There are so many options and directions you could (explore) go in. I think any person could spend years exploring!!!

A classic approach... Old theatre horns... One of my favorites is the Altec 604 co-axial drivers... Older k-horns with crossover optimizations... Older Heresies with alnico drivers and genuine EV T-35 high frequency horn assembly.

Single full range drivers... The classics like the WE (Altec) 755 series. JBL 8 inchers... In boxes or open (IEC) baffles. Modern Diatone aand Pioneer versions of their own classic full rangers. Select current Fostex drivers.

Tell us more about your listening preferences... And room size...
Music genres you listen the most to... Etc.

I'd like to see other readers recommendations as well...

MSL





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RE: What speakers to use with 45 single ended amp, posted on March 7, 2017 at 09:24:32
UCPQ
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Thanks Mike.
My living room is also my listening room. It is about 11' x 16' next to dining area. I am using a pair 604D in 606 cabinets for my 45 and 2A3 single ended amps. I like to store these big speakers away and use full range or 2 way speakers with 8" drivers max. I learned that smaller speaker is a lot easier to get good sound stage. My LS3/5a with paralleled 300B showed me how easy it is to position speakers for good results. There is just no room to move the 606s around.
I mostly listen to male and female vocal, jazz, strings, pianos, saxophone and no classics.
I am looking for recommendations for high efficient small speakers can be driven by 45 single ended amp.
Thanks for your inputs.

 

RE: What speakers to use with 45 single ended amp, posted on March 7, 2017 at 09:49:02
OldNuke
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Try out the Madisound Fostex P800 and P1000, for a couple hundred bucks you can audition some full range small speakers and if these fit your sound and size needs upgrade to Blumenstiens. For horns, Frugal horns sound great. These are ~4" driver floor standers that are about 48 inches tall. There are many other's if you prefer not to DIY.

 

RE: What speakers to use with 45 single ended amp, posted on March 7, 2017 at 10:16:08
mqracing
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do you have a url for Blumenstein?



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RE: What speakers to use with 45 single ended amp, posted on March 7, 2017 at 11:11:57
OldNuke
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Here you go. http://www.blumensteinaudio.com/ . Clark also has a page on the BH forum.

 

RE: What speakers to use with 45 single ended amp, posted on March 10, 2017 at 05:47:35
UCPQ
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Thanks for the inputs and I will look into the 4" full range speakers.

 

RE: What speakers to use with 45 single ended amp, posted on March 10, 2017 at 13:28:41
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I use the Blumenstein Orca speakers with a variety of amplifiers in my lab. A very nicely crafted speaker.

 

RE: What speakers to use with 45 single ended amp, posted on March 11, 2017 at 17:25:51
UCPQ
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Have you tried the Orca speakers on the lowly 2 watt output 45 SE amp?
I read the customer testimonials on Blumenstein Audio web page and the lowest output amp mentioned was 4 watt.
Thanks.

 

RE: What speakers to use with 45 single ended amp, posted on March 11, 2017 at 18:05:34
glenz10183@aol.com
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I've used the Orcas with amplifiers ranging from the 46 tube(sub 2 watts)to the 211(12 watts).

-George

 

RE: What speakers to use with 45 single ended amp, posted on March 11, 2017 at 21:36:37
OldNuke
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You'd be surprised on how loud those lowly 2 watts can be. Check out the user of 45 Stereomours and Orca's on the Bottlehead forum.

 

RE: What speakers to use with 45 single ended amp, posted on March 15, 2017 at 06:15:17
UCPQ
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Thanks for sharing your experience.

 

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