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PostPosted: 19 Aug 2014, 08:34 
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Hi,

I've recently completed the 4S Tube Preamp and am currently building the 6V6 Lacewood Amp. I'm pretty New to the whole hi-fi audio scene, and got into it pretty much just to research different amp designs (I'm a guitar guy), and i have a question on speaker selection. Given the output power of the 6V6, does anyone have a commercial speaker recommendation? I'm not averse to DIY solutions, but I don't have a lot of woodworking opportunities due to my current living situation (the downside of apartment living).

Thanks for any assistance!


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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2014, 19:50 
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I have played 90db Osborn Eclipse, DIY 2-ways 87db efficient small bookshelf and 96db efficient Beyma 12" co-axials speakers with my 6V6 Black Lace. They all sounded good. Of course with the more efficient drivers, more volume but even with the lower efficient speakers I never felt the amp was straining.

Apart from very low efficiency , 4ohm speakers and depending on type of music played and volume played at, you should experience no problems.

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PostPosted: 25 Aug 2014, 12:13 
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For high sensitivity commercial speakers I'll often recommend klipsch speakers. For speakers with that amp I would look for something 91dB+. A lot of the klipsch tower speakers are 95db+ and work well with low powered tube amps.

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PostPosted: 25 Aug 2014, 18:32 
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Good choice Gio.

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