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HELP!!! Bic America FH-65B or DV62si

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HI I really need help to chose bookshelf speakers
I will get the Dayton Audio DTA-100a Class-T Digital Amplifier
and cant decide for the speakers :

-Bic America FH-65B
Design: 375-watt 2-way horn bookshelf and/or surround speaker.
Frequency Response: 40Hz - 23kHz
Sensitivity: 96dB @ 1 watt, 1 meter, High efficiency output to 116dB
Drivers:
One 6 1/2" injection-molded woofer with butyl rubber surround, one 6 1/2" mid/high frequency horn w/neodynium magnet
Magnetic Shielding: YES
Gold-Plated Terminals:YES
Recommended Power: 10-175 watts RMS per channel, 350-watts peak
Impedance: 8 ohms
Dimensions: 17"H x 9"W x 8 1/2"D
Weight: 12 pounds (5.4 kg.) each
Warranty: 5 Years Parts and Labor

-BIC America DV62si Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black)
Design: Video-shielded, two-way, "venturi" tuned-vent bookshelf
Frequency Response: 43Hz - 21kHz (+/- 3dB)
Sensitivity: 90 db @ 1 watt, 1 meter
Drivers: 6 1/2" poly/graphite woofer, custom-designed 3/4" poly soft dome tweeter
Magnetic Shielding: YES
Gold-Plated Terminals:YES
Recommended Power: 10-175 watts per channel
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Dimensions: 14.25" H x 8 7/8" W x 9 1/8" D
Weight: 31 lbs Per Pair
Warranty: 7 Year Parts and Labor


I want something that will last me long time and has decent sound quality (last speakers i had were crappy logitech ...)
maybe later on when i have the money I will add a sub.
but cant decide witch speakers and is the 96db worth almost twice the price ?

but if they are so efficient does it mean that it is going to save me a lot of money on the amp and run as if I had a lot more powerful one ?

Things I value:
-value/price ratio
-quality
-and the easier to move the better (I am a collage student on a budget and will probably have to move a lot, so the less things i own the better)
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guys anyone ?
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Listening to things above about 85dB for long periods of time causes permanent ear damage. That means that whether your speakers are 90dB or 96dB efficiency, you likely will not be running them even at 1watt most of the time. The actual power required changes constantly, but during normal listening your speakers are almost always drawing less than 1 watt, so don't worry about the efficiency. As long as your amp can handle at least 50 watts per channel (real watts, not marketing watts), you should be fine either way.

Doubling your volume requires 10 times the power, so it does add up quickly; but since you're generally listening using less than 1 watt per channel, the extra watts are mostly just needed for very loud crescendos or explosions.


I have no experience with BIC, so I cannot comment on the speakers. My entry-level hi-fi bookshelf speaker of choice is the Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1, but they are not "budget" speakers.
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Thank you very much for responding smile.gif

sadly the amp is rated at 50wpc but its is more of a real 25-30 wpc to stay under 0.01% THD , so yes i look at it as more of a 25wpc amp

can you recommend me cable ? i will need like 5-6 feet max ....
will be using them as my main pc speakers


and well i like the one you posted the link but are just way too expensive for me atm
even 300 is a bit too much


but yes if the value is good i am willing to buy it
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For wire, you just want multi-stranded copper wire. It doesn't matter if it says speaker wire or if it's actually just copper lamp wire. I personally use shielded 12 gauge wire, but for a few 6-foot lengths, that'd be silly. You can find plenty of 14 or 16 gauge copper wire spools for pretty cheap: you may want 16 gauge as I cannot tell how wide the hole is on those speaker terminals.


25 wpc should be fine as long as you don't really crank it up. Keep your ear listening for clipping, which is the kind of nasty crackly sound you get when you're trying to play something louder than your amp can handle. The term "blow out" is actually caused not by playing your speakers too loud, but because an amp doesn't have enough power. Clipping will damage speakers.
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