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post #10516 of 13593

With the right amp these do very well for their size. They do need juice to play loud in any decent size room.

Are you building Bagby Continuums? Doug Stirling also makes good kits. 

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Why was my picture removed?
post #10518 of 13593

I found a set of very interesting speakers on the local CL, but I'm afraid that my SX780 is going to overpower them. They're svelte custom-cabinet bookshelf units, but the drivers are relatively modern in-ceiling Klipsch drivers (with a tweeter set inside the woofer). My bedroom setup isn't really for critical listening when it comes to speakers and the rubber pieces of my Missions have started to deteriorate, so I thought they'd be interesting and fun little speakers to have around.

 

Below are some quotes from the Klipsch site, since I'm no sound science guru. Do you think a vintage receiver is complete overkill with these?

 

Quote:
92dB @ 1watt/1meter
 
50 w max continuous (200 w peak)
 
8 ohms compatible
post #10519 of 13593

Unless you're going to listen at above 106.5 db continuously, you should be fine.

 

http://myhometheater.homestead.com/splcalculator.html

post #10520 of 13593

At 45 wpc RMS on the SX-780, there's no risk of over driving to failure on a 50 watt continuous speaker. If anything, you can get into an under-power regime where clipping will shoot high power squares through and do damage at top volumes. It looks like a good power match to me and is worth trying.

 

 

quick rant on power ratings - 

One of the constant frustrating issues I see with power ratings is that modern amps (especially the cheaper ones) frequently lie through their teeth and hide behind fantasy numbers. Some amps will report 1000W, printed in size 200 font right on it, which sounds awesome until you see that it's the theoretical combined channel peak power to 1 ohm. If you decode their creative math, those amps tend to come in at least an order of magnitude lower. In that example, it is probably really about 60w RMS. Not so impressive now, eh?? Using that math, I could blow smoke saying my sx-1980 does 30kw, even though peaking four channels at 1 ohm would definitely blow it up.

/rant

post #10521 of 13593
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post
 

Unless you're going to listen at above 106.5 db continuously, you should be fine.

 

http://myhometheater.homestead.com/splcalculator.html

Yeah, the less hard your amp is working the less likely you will do any damage.

Trouble comes when your amp is not powerful enough. or well matched, for what you're asking your speakers to do.

Those Klipsch should get plenty loud before you have to worry about stressing anything...

post #10522 of 13593
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Swapped around the office system. The Pioneer SA-7100 is taking a break...
Brought my "vintage" (1990) tube gear out of storage to let them run for a bit.


David Manley VTL Stereo 50 tube amp - Perfect match for the rather hungry Spendor 3/5 speakers
AppleMark

and Maximal pre-amp. 
AppleMark

Winter is coming. Time to get warm...

Is that a Project Debut turntable?
post #10523 of 13593
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Is that a Project Debut turntable?

Older, modified Rega P2 

post #10524 of 13593
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

Yeah, the less hard your amp is working the less likely you will do any damage.

Trouble comes when your amp is not powerful enough. or well matched, for what you're asking your speakers to do.

Those Klipsch should get plenty loud before you have to worry about stressing anything...

Yep, and especially since they are rated in the 90db efficiency category. The receiver might actually have too much gain and result in little play on the volume knob, but thankfully it is unlikely.

post #10525 of 13593
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Why was my picture removed?

Was it the Marantz stack? If so, you posted it in another thread... Not this one. :normal_smile :

post #10526 of 13593
There's a Marantz 2238 (not the B) near me that I wish I could get but I just got that 4270. The 2238 is one I've been looking for I love the design of it.

I posted a pic of my 4240, 4270 & 2220B last night but for some reason it's vanished from this thread. Are we for some odd reason not to post more than two receivers at once or something? LOL
post #10527 of 13593
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Was it the Marantz stack? If so, you posted it in another thread... Not this one. normal_smile%20.gif

O_o that can't be possible I posted it in this one because I read the previous page it was posted on afterwards and it was there! I posted it from my iPad so maybe something screwed up. It's been horrible since that iOS 7 update so laggy.
post #10528 of 13593

Thanks, guys! I'll probably pick them up later week if they sound decent when I audition them, and I'll be sure to post pictures.

post #10529 of 13593
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O_o that can't be possible I posted it in this one because I read the previous page it was posted on afterwards and it was there! I posted it from my iPad so maybe something screwed up. It's been horrible since that iOS 7 update so laggy.

here you go bud, you'd put it in the vintage speakers thread. 

 

post #10530 of 13593

A stack looking better than a stack :tongue_smile:of pancakes!

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