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Loque
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Dec 14, 2016
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has anyone used these with pioneer sp-bs22s? how do they sound? and do they get loud enough with only 3wpc?
Dec 14, 2016
BuckTheBarbar
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Dec 14, 2016
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You would need very sensitive speakers for this amp since the wattage is quite low. The sp-bs22s are rated at 85db of sensitivity which means they will not get very loud with this one.
Dec 14, 2016
Squibmiby
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Dec 15, 2016
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Don't even try it. You need at least 60 watts in my opinion to even get those close to respectable levels. Now a huge pair of vintage horn speakers though...
Dec 15, 2016
g_v_l
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Dec 15, 2016
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Should be acceptable for close field listening, but not more. This amp works best with 90dB+ speakers. Get some Klipsch bookshelfs, it will be plenty loud to drive you from the room.
Dec 15, 2016
McFlibby
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Dec 16, 2016
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I'm running mine w/ a pair of Klipsch R-14M - 90db sensitivity - and it's a great fit.
Dec 16, 2016
Alejandro508
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Dec 19, 2016
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That is my set up in my room. I was skeptical but tried it anyways. It gets loud. Like the bass thumps and I can drive it harder than I can with amps such as the Lepai 2020 or SMSL 36A. Making it go louder would be overkill in a bedroom. Oh, it sounds like magic. People are consistently impressed when they are over. If you get it, upgrade the preamp tubes with GE JAN 5654s and the power tubes with 6P1P-EVs(vintage Soviet ones, you can get a lifetime supply for dirt cheap).
Dec 19, 2016
g_v_l
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Dec 19, 2016
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Curious about your audio source and what position you have to set the volume control knob with your speakers. With a DAC spec'd at 2Vrms, 100% volume on PC and Klipsch RB-15s with 92dB sensitivity turning volume on mine past 11 o'clock it starts to get uncomfortably loud for desktop use. I'm usually running it at 9 o'clock position but this is for close field listening.
Dec 19, 2016
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