eBay stuff


#4461

Because Motorhead reasons :metal:


#4462

The only time I heard big Spendors sounding half decent, they were being driven by a MF Nu-Vista amp in some guy’s system. I heard it when i went to buy a DAC from him.


#4463

Pretty much in line with my experience. They sound flat until an amp with plenty of watts and preferably pace is connected.


#4464

I was miffed the Alephs didn’t work. Soundstage and bottom end just disappeared.


#4465

Nothing to do with “watts” though.

Power = volume, that’s it.

Don’t limit your search based on power.


#4466

But really, if your are struggling to find something that works, change the speakers. The change from amps is much more fractional.


#4467

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:


#4468

It’s good enough for 95-98 dB peak in a typical room, given 10-15db crest factor in music that’s an average listening level of 80-83db, plenty for most.

I am in the listen loud camp, and I don’t like power compression, but the solution to that is sensitive speakers. Not more power.


#4469

Thanks Ed, hoping next year to move to more sensitive speakers after a house move. Preferably active, DIY and up to the ceiling :+1:


#4470

rare to see one of these


#4471

Garrard 401 https://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/118395743/garrard-401.html


#4472

Sony PS-X9 broadcast turntable https://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/118519724/sony-ps-x9-broadcast-turntable.html


#4473

Tread carefully :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#4474

Scam. The photos are taken from an item sold in Australia year or two back. It was recently removed from another website, so the scum is clearly having another go.


#4475

I am in the listen loud camp, too and went for the ‘lots of watts’ option. And I mean lots.

The scary thing is that, with my old amp and speakers, it sounded really loud indoors but, go outside to the garden, and you could hardly hear a thing with the patio doors near the speakers shut.

Now, if I listen at a volume level that I only think is ‘fairly loud’, you can hear it quite clearly out in the garden, which is a bit concerning. Luckily we have no neighbours nearby. Except the horses in the field next door and they seem to quite like Slipknot.


#4476

Problem is all lots of watts does is heat up the voice coils and push the drivers beyond linear xmax. With 89db two ways anyway.


#4477

Only if the drivers are inadiquate.:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#4478

There’s only so much you can do with a 6” driver, but yes modern drivers have much better Xmax than they used too.


#4479

Which is why the fashion for twin midbass drivers.

Personally I use 12 and 15 inch drivers, but I do understand why people use small floor standing


#4480

I was mostly basing everything on his Spendor S8e. Which I’m not expecting to have class leading xmax/power handling, so huge over powered amps are a bit of a waste imo. Especially when at normal volumes you are only using a few watts.

I like to use 100db sensitive drivers with huge xmax and power handling. Down side is for 30hz response you need an 18” driver :slight_smile: my 10” drivers only go down to 150hz.