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 Post subject: Newbee ?uestion
PostPosted: 28 Jan 2019, 16:59 

Joined: 23 Oct 2018, 21:47
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I have two ancient cabinets which contain a 15 ohm horn (pressure unit) and a 15 ohm woofer each. All, including the crossover unit, are in great shape cosmetically, and functionally, as far as I can tell. What should my concerns be when obtaining an amplifier, in regard to power, type, ....something that would go easy on these speakers. They are incredibly loud, but I don't need to run them like that. My minuscule knowledge about electronics leads me ask if a tube amp would match up better. What ohm stat should I have in mind when looking for an amp?

I just need a little direction here. I don't want to investigate in the wrong direction.

Any help is appreciated.

 Post subject: Re: Newbee ?uestion
PostPosted: 29 Jan 2019, 17:05 
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Hi, What brand are the speakers, if not the enclosures at least the speakers themselves. From your basic description they could be Altec Lansing, Klipsch or JBL. If so the sensitivity would be quite high and thus you would only need a very modest amount of power to drive them. A tube amp would probably be quite suitable. You would need one with 16 ohm output though. Most will have that, but not all so you would need to verify that before obtaining one.

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