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RE: Help With Amplifier Selection

Look at the electrical load curve. It doesn't look like a very tube friendly load, even with 28W. (You don't want to go into Class A2). You can use a "conventional" speaker of 85-90 dB with an 845. Kara Chaffe used to show her 845 monos with this type of speaker. But the impedance curve needs to be flatter, with nothing below 6-8 Ohms in the upper bass and midrange.

My suggestion would be to get a pair of Audio Note UK AN-E or AN-J Lexus speakers, the basic model(s). They aren't that expensive. I've never heard a Cary amplifier, but I have heard a couple of their other models played with DeVore Fidelity Orangutang 093 and 096 speakers. These speakers cost more than the AN(UK) models and don't go as low, but the rest was absolutely lovely.

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