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I was very close to buying that amp a few weeks ago, I'll be interested in what you think of it - what speakers are you using with it?
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Unfortunately, I don't have any available speakers at the moment. Searching for some bookshelves now
Got the amp for $140

Any suggestions for speakers? Planning to replace my Z-2300

Looking at the Dali Concept 2 and Polk Audio A3 at the moment.
Sub $400 with a good low end response preferably.
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Unfortunately, I don't have any available speakers at the moment. Searching for some bookshelves now
Got the amp for $140

Any suggestions for speakers? Planning to replace my Z-2300

Looking at the Dali Concept 2 and Polk Audio A3 at the moment.
Sub $400 with a good low end response preferably.
$140 US? That's some bargain, these were about $750 US new.
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$140 US? That's some bargain, these were about $750 US new.
And that's the reason I bought it without even thinking if I need it or not.
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Unfortunately, I don't have any available speakers at the moment. Searching for some bookshelves now
Got the amp for $140

Any suggestions for speakers? Planning to replace my Z-2300

Looking at the Dali Concept 2 and Polk Audio A3 at the moment.
Sub $400 with a good low end response preferably.
I've never listened to these but I've read good things about em:
Usher Audio S-520 (audioholics store)
Mordaunt Short Aviano 1 (wildwestelectronics store)

alternatively the speakers I do have are Energy RC-10s and they sound decent enough without a subwoofer, but I dunno who carries them for a decent price anymore.
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I've never listened to these but I've read good things about em:
Usher Audio S-520 (audioholics store)
Mordaunt Short Aviano 1 (wildwestelectronics store)

alternatively the speakers I do have are Energy RC-10s and they sound decent enough without a subwoofer, but I dunno who carries them for a decent price anymore.
$550 for the Energy RC-10s here..
Response is 50-23k, 175W RMS. I think I don't need that much power, as the amp can provide 2x120@8ohm

The Dali Concept 2s seem nice (43-25k, 120W RMS, 87dB sensitivity) for $360.
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$550 for the Energy RC-10s here..
Response is 50-23k, 175W RMS. I think I don't need that much power, as the amp can provide 2x120@8ohm

The Dali Concept 2s seem nice (43-25k, 120W RMS, 87dB sensitivity) for $360.
The power rating on speakers is their max handling capability. Specs are a pretty useless guide really, you should find a local dealer where you can listen to various speakers - any good dealers will have no issue with you taking your amp along.

Even if several pairs of speakers have exactly the same specs, they will most likely sound different due to cabinet design and the drivers/crossovers used etc.

With 120W per channel you don't really need to worry about sensitivity as your amp will be able to drive difficult loads quite easily. (the higher the sensitivty, the more efficient the speakers - less watts to achieve a volume).

The only time you need to worry about the Watt rating of a speaker is when the speaker's max handling is lower than the max output of the amp, even then you will be OK as long as you don't over do the volume. Distortion or not enough power are more damaging than too much power.
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Ok, thanks!

I would have gone listening anyway, but I didn't realize that the specs would be that useless.
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Not a bad setup you have there. What is the venue it is in. I have used much of that equipment before in various venues. What are you running for speakers? Looks like you guys run it loud being every gain knob is maxed The dbx is a great little tool for traveling venues on any sort of budget. Gets you in the ballpark quite quickly and is very user friendly I find. The lexicon effects processor is also something that I like when I mix with an analog console.

So you are using the ls-9 now? Yamaha def has some nice boards for being digital. Course I was slightly spoiled being my first use of a yamaha digital board was the pm1d which is just a dream to work with imo. If you ever get a chance to use one do it. I really miss that board. We had 2 of them 1 for live mix and one to mix the direct feed down for recordings.
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