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I need some recommendations for efficient bookshelf speakers. I got a Fisher integrated and a Harman Kardon that both put out about 18-30 wpc. I don't think I want to spend more than $200 for my main speakers died so I gotta replace those too. These would just be for my bedroom rig and I plan to get a cheap sub too.
Any suggestions would be helpful.
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The PSB Alpha A/V are 93 db efficient and have steady 6ohm impedance which is the really important number.I have used them with amps as little as 3.5 watts and they sound great,
 
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thanks tuberoller!
I would've bought macdef's psbs but I had to pay for the Fisher 400 that's on it's way. I usually take about a month to research and such so I still my go that way, though darkclouds post on the Pi's look good too.
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Wow the PSB's are that efficient and the impedance is steady. They must be a wonderful budget speaker for SE amps.
 
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I think I may go the way of those Pi twos or threes that darkclouds posted about. I threw away my wallet after getting two amps and a load of tubes so those kits are looking really nice...
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millerdog,

if you were thinking about the 3 pi, might as well swing for the theater 4 pi with their 15" woofers going down to 25 Hz. Who needs a sub. Oh yeah, sensitivity at 101 dB, maybe the microZotl can drive that.
 
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lol!
Hey! I got budget constraints too! But wouldn't that be cool? the ZOTL driving those puppies! lol Actually I shouldn't laugh, there have been some posts on AA where some have actually tried it! I mean driving speakers with the ZOTL. Some report nice results.
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My amp with the RCA 45s currently installed probably puts out less than 2w.
 
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OH, you got 45s now...
Hey! at least give me the name of the thread on karma?
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The only speaker that I can recomend are over your budget
at $300.00 for the kit and another $50.00 for wood and glue.
Adire HE10.1's are a kit speaker. A high quality speaker at 95dB gives good base. Would be hard to find anyghing better under 1K.
http://www.adireaudio.com/diy/monitors/he10_1.htm
I've used this with my Fisher 500C, Fisher SA300 and even a Marantz 2230 receiver. Great little speaker!
Adire has nice sub kits too.
 
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MD,
The thread is called: Pi2, Adire HE10.1. and it's in the Tube forum. I think you should take a look.
 
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Hmm...I have recently found that you can build full range speakers with only one driver...
will keep you informed. Or if someone can inform us?
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