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Low Watt Speaker Recommendation Appreciated

sjenerik

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I would love a recommendation if you are so inclined. I've been vinyl offline since my Bang and Olufsen turntable, which I purchased in 1982, went to meet the choir invisible a few months ago. Today my new U-Turn Audio: Orbit Special, with Ortofon 2M Blue stylus showed up. The sound is just stunningly phenomenal for such an inexpensive unit. I'm currently running it in my studio through powered Dynaudio Acoustics reference monitors. I am excited to hear how it melds with the Yaquin MC-13S Stereo Integrated Tube Amplifier I just purchased. The one piece I haven't determined yet are the speakers. Many that I see as potentials need more power than the Yaqin's Maximum Output: 40W per channel (8Ω). Any recommendations for speakers that work brilliantly with this amp? Cost needs to be under $1000 and closer to $500 or less if possible. Looks are a necessity as well as we are creating an audio-centric focused display in the living room. The listening space is roughly 12' x 14' x 9', so rather small. I'm looking for clarity of sound over volume (good thing as the amp isn't beefy). Max listening volume ay 6' is typically 80db, except for "those" times....

Amp Specs
Tubes: 6CA7T x 4 12AX7B x 2 12AU7 x 2
Maximum Output: 40W per channel (8Ω)
Output Jacks: Two channels with two groups gold plated jacks
Output Impedance: 4Ω and 8Ω
Input Sensitivity: 0.25V
Input Impedance: 20KΩ
Input Jacks: 4 Groups gold plated isolated RCA jacks (CD, DVD, Tape, and Tuner)
Distortion of Harmonic Wave: ≤0.9% (at 28W)
Frequency Response: 10Hz ~ 76KHz (-2dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >85dB (A weight)
Supply Voltage: AC 110V / AC 220V, 60/50Hz
Power Consumption: 220W
Net Weight: 18kg (40lb)
Shipping Weight: 23kg (47lb)
Shipping Dimension: 60 * 45 * 30 cm (24" x 17" x 12")
 

Daverz

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Most speakers should be fine, even not particularly efficient ones, as long as their impedance doesn't drop below 4 ohms.

Love the old B & O turntables.
 

garbulky

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I've heard the RP-600m . (Subjectively, no dbt) they have a good amount of detail. Pleasant sound. A little bit of chestiness in the low mids and not a whole lot of bass support. It's not a bad speaker. Its stregnth is that it knows what "not to do". So what it can't do, it smartly does not.
Personally I would take the Emotiva T zero (or t1) over it. I have heard the T2 which I thought provided better speed, soundstage, dynamics and bass. Their stregnth is that it provides that illusive "holographic soundstage" that people like.

As for your amp - as people have mentioned most speakers will work just fine with them. I have listened to a setup with 7 watt, 20 watt (Bob Latino) and 35 watt monoblock tube amps. Both had no issues in a very large living room and providing room filling sound with a variety of speakers including bookshelves and large tower speakers.

I'm glad you are enjoying your vinyl. I visited a record store and got myself some nice jazz and really enjoyed myself. My vinyl setup isn't all that great though.
 

Sal1950

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After extensive research, these are the ones I'm purchasing. Thanks for the recommendation.
Good choice, you won't be disappointed. If later more bass, and even better sound are desired from the Klipsch, add a good subwoofer or two.
 
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