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It might be alright, I think it's only around 30 - 40 watts per channel though.

That Fisher RS 2010 is a slightly different level of gear, which is maybe why it he pointed it out.

That Onkyo is from the 80's, nothing particularly special, probably a IC amp module as opposed to separate discrete transistors. While there is nothing particularly wrong with it, it was early times for IC amps, they might not be as good as something like that Fisher RS2010.

Short answer, I myself would not pay $75 plus shipping for that Onkyo without hearing it first, or at least reading multiple positive reviews about it. If it was a local purchase maybe pay $50 tops for it.

I suppose your selection is limited though with the internet that is less of a problem.
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It might be alright, I think it's only around 30 - 40 watts per channel though.

That Fisher RS 2010 is a slightly different level of gear, which is maybe why it he pointed it out.

That Onkyo is from the 80's, nothing particularly special, probably a IC amp module as opposed to separate discrete transistors. While there is nothing particularly wrong with it, it was early times for IC amps, they might not be as good as something like that Fisher RS2010.

Short answer, I myself would not pay $75 plus shipping for that Onkyo without hearing it first, or at least reading multiple positive reviews about it. If it was a local purchase maybe pay $50 tops for it.

I suppose your selection is limited though with the internet that is less of a problem.

that is 63USD, with two extra speakers that I would probably end up selling.
    
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post #14 of 17
Remember to do all the math for that driver... ported, unported, cab volume, insulation, no standing waves, etc. The cabinet and cross-over are what really make a speaker.
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Remember to do all the math for that driver... ported, unported, cab volume, insulation, no standing waves, etc. The cabinet and cross-over are what really make a speaker.

The cabinet was built when my dad was 18, with these exact drivers in mind. It has been running before, but the amp he had for it was sold long ago. I should only have to power it now, since all the maths has been done.
    
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post #17 of 17
Those drivers are pretty... Meh. Those aren't foam surrounds. Anyway, I revise my recommended power level. 50W would probably be pretty stout for that, since they're only rated for 40 Watts

Another amp in the power range I recommend is the Pioneer SX-780, though they've seem to have taken a sudden spike in value recently. They're rated at 48WPC, and can easily do far more. My dad's used to literally shake pictures off of the wall!

I wouldn't let the IC driver thing put you off (The SX-780 is one). They were pretty good from the get-go. Discrete is better, but do you need better than perfectly fine? Besides, I don't think you're talking about true Hi-Fi or anything... Large full-range speakers are full of compromises.

Still, though, worth getting an amp for those!
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