What speakers work well for low watt amps?

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Freo-1

Re: What speakers work well for low watt amps?
« Reply #160 on: 26 Jan 2022, 10:26 pm »
Often, these small amps are SE with high Rout, an amplifier that will be much happier with a loudspeaker with a flattih impedance curves.

I have seen NO measurement of a Klipsch impedance (with the stock XO) that anywhere near stisfies this metric.

They may be efficeint (typically rated about 3 dB than they really are), but not really suite dto a high Rout amplifier.

 Crites does some aftremarket XOs that fix this issue with some Klipsch.

dave


Paul Klipsch often said:  " What this country needs is a good 5 watt amplifier ".  Some of the best sound I've heard with Low Wattage is with high quality SET amps driving modified K-Horns.  Most speakers cannot match the K-Horn dynamics. 

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Re: What speakers work well for low watt amps?
« Reply #161 on: 26 Jan 2022, 11:12 pm »
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driving modified K-Horns

You will note "stock” in my comment.

They really need a DSP XO to get any sort of time coherence.

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Re: What speakers work well for low watt amps?
« Reply #162 on: 27 Jan 2022, 12:52 am »
Low Wattage setups often lend themselves to tweaks/modifications.  K-Horns do need modifications to get them to sound their best.  Once modified,  they can provide some serious dynamics with some degree of realism.

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Re: What speakers work well for low watt amps?
« Reply #163 on: 27 Jan 2022, 01:25 am »
K-Horns are limited to rooms that have a pair of usable corners in the right place so suited to few. They are also BIG.

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Re: What speakers work well for low watt amps?
« Reply #164 on: 27 Jan 2022, 01:49 am »
Yes. That's why they have great dynamics.  :thumb: