High-Efficiency speaker for a 3 watts tube amp ?
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Nov 29, 2014 at 11:37 AM Post #2 of 21

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I am considering those: the teresonic integrum (sensivity 
101.5dB,  List $ 12.000/pair).
 
 Any comments on them ? 
 

 
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Sadurni Acoustics Speakers ?  110 db/Watts !!  
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or, more realistic price: Volti Audio's Vittora : 104 db/w.  3 ways horn speakers
 

 
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or, more realistic price: Volti Audio's Vittora : 104 db/w.  3 ways horn speakers

 
The Vittora's are excellent - I managed to listen to a pair at Washington D.C.'s Capital Audio Fest in 2013. There's just a tiny hint of horn coloration in the midrange, but other than that they produce wonderfully clear and dynamic sound and are extremely well-built. There's also a matching sub if you need the lowest of frequencies reproduced.
 
If the sound of horn-loaded speakers aren't to your liking, there are a few high-sensitivity dynamic models as well. I've heard good things about DeVore Fidelity's Orangutan O/96. See http://www.devorefidelity.com/orangutan.html and http://www.stereophile.com/content/devore-fidelity-orangutan-o96-loudspeaker.
 
Living Voice (based in the UK) also makes a number of high-sensitivity dynamic loudspeakers (~94 dB / W). I listened to the OBX-RW model at the same show driven by a single-ended 300B amp and the results were fantastic. It's amazing what 9 W can do with the right speakers.
 
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The Vittora's are excellent - I managed to listen to a pair at Washington D.C.'s Capital Audio Fest in 2013. There's just a tiny hint of horn coloration in the midrange, but other than that they produce wonderfully clear and dynamic sound and are extremely well-built. There's also a matching sub if you need the lowest of frequencies reproduced.
 
If the sound of horn-loaded speakers aren't to your liking, there are a few high-sensitivity dynamic models as well. I've heard good things about DeVore Fidelity's Orangutan O/96. See http://www.devorefidelity.com/orangutan.html and http://www.stereophile.com/content/devore-fidelity-orangutan-o96-loudspeaker.
 
Living Voice (based in the UK) also makes a number of high-sensitivity dynamic loudspeakers (~94 dB / W). I listened to the OBX-RW model at the same show driven by a single-ended 300B amp and the results were fantastic. It's amazing what 9 W can do with the right speakers.

 
thank you for your feedback.  I am quite tempted by the Vittora. 104 db/w is really impressive, and... I like their " Klipsch " vintage look.
 
I found a nice review here
 
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Dec 6, 2014 at 10:34 AM Post #11 of 21

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How much is the Klipschorn?
 
Dec 6, 2014 at 8:41 PM Post #13 of 21

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The Tekton looks promising for high efficiency speakers with a small foot print. The horns look far too big to put in my office room.
 
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I have a pair of Tekton Wide Baffle standmounts (not in the current Tekton catalogue).  I have used a Music Reference 2.5 watt single ended amp with a passive preamp to drive them with excellent results.  Am presently driving them with a vintage Marantz 2226B receiver.  I recommend Tekton speakers without hesitation.
 
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The Tektons are 95 dB which may not be efficient enough for 3 watts. But I suppose this does not matter if I will be using it for very low volume listening (office space + very thin walls)....?
 

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