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Power Hungry speakers with au9900?

Discussion in 'Exclusively Sansui' started by G Tube, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. G Tube

    G Tube open your ears..

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    I was wondering if anyone has much experience with speakers rated around 86/87 dB running with an 80wpc au9900. I have a line on a great pair of speakers. Image concept 200. (API) but they are known to be a bit on the power hungry side. I have a smaller listening room. And I usually listen at low to moderate levels. With the occasional rock out haha.
    What have your experiences been with low efficient power hungry speakers on an au9900.
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  2. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

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    I am afraid I have only used efficient, or average sensitivity speakers with an AU-9900, the 80wpc rating is a conservative one, but I do not think it would be considered a 'high current' amplifier.

    You may find this thread interesting
    http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/image-concept-200.217011/

    And this
    https://www.stereophile.com/content/image-concept-200-loudspeaker-specifications

    There may be other threads here on AK regarding your proposed speakers that I haven't found yet - recommend you do a search.

    If it were me...............
    I'd probably get them, they'll at least sound OK with the power on offer from the AU-9900, then get a more powerful amplifier in the future. :)
     
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  3. G Tube

    G Tube open your ears..

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    Yeah I have been thinking if just getting them anyway because it is a really good deal. And they are fully rebuilt and come with spare tweeters. The only thing is I don't really have plans of changing amps anytime soon. I love love love my au9900. Looks and sonically
     
  4. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

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    Yeap, I know what you mean, I am not aware of a Sansui that has significantly more power than the AU-9900 and sounds the same. But hey, try the AU-9900... it may drive those speakers well enough for this not to be an issue. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. BilboBaggins

    BilboBaggins AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I tried mine with a pair of Kef 103.2, and although acceptable, right on the margin. I did find it better than a Pioneer SA-9500 of the same timeframe, power, and design. And they both beat out a fully restored McIntosh MA-6200 with the Kef! I Believe the damping factor as the explanation.
     
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  6. BilboBaggins

    BilboBaggins AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    And if not, you will have tried it. At least you will know. The key is to buy at a price you can sell it for.
     
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