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RE: High powered amp + high Effeciency speakers =?

One of the reason I even wanted to try this is because of the review of the Audio Research VS115 that I've read. The VS115 is 120watts/per side, the reviewer seems to be hearing something different from most folks here or maybe this VS115 is really that good.


I'll cut and paste what the reviewer said about the maxxhorn which has a 103 Effeciency.

The MaxxHorn Lumination speakers are completely different â€" very sensitive (a claimed 103dB/W/m) horn-loaded speakers I reviewed a few months ago and subsequently purchased. Because of their low power-handling capability, specified at only 15 watts RMS, I was apprehensive about using them with the VS115. But after the US distributor for the Feastrex drivers used in the Luminations told me the speakers will handle quite a bit more power than their rating suggests, I had to give amp and speakers a try. The result? Possibly the most gorgeous reproduced sound I've ever heard. The ability of the VS115 to reproduce a coherent, organized musical picture proved a terrific complement to the MaxxHorns' temporal coherence. Together, they produced some of the most real-sounding reproduced music I've experienced, and not in a sterile, analytical fashion. Listening to "Miserere" was incredibly moving; although I had meant to sample only a part of the piece, I literally could not bring myself to move until the last note faded into silence, and then I sat there dumbfounded that recorded music could sound so beautiful. Jennifer Warnes' voice sounded as realistic as I've ever heard it on "The Panther." I've heard this recording zillions of times, but never has it portrayed such a real-sounding voice in a real space. And so it went with recording after recording.

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