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I got one of the Scythe Kama Bay's as a present a few months back and now that I have a bit of money Im thinking instead of just using it for my headphones, that I could pick up a pair of speakers.

Now the only thing is, I'm pretty clueless when it comes to audio, but I do enjoy my music. My question is can I run any speakers off this Amp or is a waste of time ?

http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/ac...00_detail.html

There is a list of the specs on the Amp. Ive had a quick look around, and while scythe make a set of speakers for this amp, they are hard to get in Ireland. I can get the Q Acoustic 2010's locally and they seem to be an excellent speaker.

Also, am I right in presuming they would be an improvement over my current setup ? (HK Soundsticks II)

Just incase someone might need it, heres what i use.

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You are going to need to find some very efficient speakers, as the amp you have is only rated for 10 W/channel, which is verrry... modest haha. Also, I dont know how well the amp was built, but the Q Acoustic 2010's are rated at 6 ohms, which I'm sure most amps wouldn't have too much of a problem driving...
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You are going to need to find some very efficient speakers, as the amp you have is only rated for 10 W/channel, which is verrry... modest haha. Also, I dont know how well the amp was built, but the Q Acoustic 2010's are rated at 6 ohms, which I'm sure most amps wouldn't have too much of a problem driving...
Yeah, its only a small amp I'm gonna have a look around and see if anyone else is using these and with what speakers

Edit : Ok, TechPowerUp did a review of the Amp and used some Travagans Mini 2'' which actually have a 8ohm impedence, which means I should be able to power the 2010's right ?
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Yeah, its only a small amp I'm gonna have a look around and see if anyone else is using these and with what speakers

Edit : Ok, TechPowerUp did a review of the Amp and used some Travagans Mini 2'' which actually have a 8ohm impedence, which means I should be able to power the 2010's right ?
8 ohms is different than 6 ohms, haha, but I mean, I dont know. It would depend on how efficient the 2010's are and it doesn't give me any true specs from the sites i've looked at... it just says 86 dB... haha not really useful, I mean.... I dont think they will go very loud even if they can drive them. I would get whatever the people at tech power up got xD. Or just but a used receiver off craigslist...
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A 6 Ohm load is harder to power than an 8 Ohm load, that means for the same amount of power a 6 Ohm speaker will be a little quieter.

I'd recommend selling the Kama Bay and getting a proper hifi amp to go with the Q Acoustics (and yes it will be quite a large step up in sound quality over your soundsticks).
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If you're going that route, I'd hit this up http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-380
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If you're going that route, I'd hit this up http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-380
I'm sorry, but he already has a 10 w / channel amp, why would he sell it for a 15 w / channel amp...?
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