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    Good news Batty.

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    Is that one all SS Steve, or is it still a hybrid?

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    After trying all the bookshelf/standmount speakers, I have settled on the Yamaha floorstanders but have also kept the excellent Teac LS-500U standmounts. I sold the Tannoy Mercury F1 Custom, which had been in my second system for a while and swapped those for the Yamaha NX-E100. I made a good profit on all the sales; a couple sold for way more than I expected. That's enough speaker swapping for a while; it was fun and educational. I don't think you have to spend a great deal on speakers to get good/very acceptable results and it's surprising how different presentations are when you can switch instantly between two sets.

    (I had nine sets of standmounts in my upstairs studio at one point. Alison noticed, )

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    Hows your blocked ear?

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    Both ears are still partly blocked. I got a large piece of gunk out of my right ear, the one that was sore, but my hearing hasn't come back. I'm due to see the practice nurse soon so I'm going to ask to be referred to the ENT clinic again. I should have been sent there in the first place. My ears would be sorted by now.

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    Having a play with these small Yamahas, the NS-BP200. They seem to be defying the laws of physics - incredible sounds emanating from them.

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    Guess what he plays after talking for nine minutes. LMFAO.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX1KUbQmPNM

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    Today I have mainly been listening to Kef Cresta 10. A very underrated bookshelf speaker that received a poor review from WHF. Subsequently, Richer Sounds knocked them out for £60 but soon reinstated their RRP after very happy owners reported they were excellent speakers. With Kef drivers installed, a third order crossover (whatever that means) and a classic, no frills bass reflex design, hard to go wrong really.

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    Using an old Sony CDP-390, Exposure 1010 amp and John Blue JB3 as my work setup.
    I have a Rock and I'm not afraid to use it.

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    Yamaha NS-BP200 (as previous post above but in black)
    These little things with a 12 cm mid/bass driver are making the net curtains move and the doors rattle. They integrate very well top to bottom and are quite a stiff load, being 6 ohms and 85dB. That is probably why they are 110W max despite being so small - they like a bit of juice up 'em. Superb small speakers.

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    Did you get a white and a black pair?
    Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)

    From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Matthew 4:17)

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    Yes, my Feng Shui consultant advised it.

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    Does the black pair give blacker backgrounds and the white pair sound brighter ?
    Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)

    From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Matthew 4:17)

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    That's a good idea eddie. I'll have to try them side by side.






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    surely the black pair will have no colouration, the white pair total colouration... one will suit one person or another!
    cheers.....Bryan

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    But they are both coloured.

    I just played a track to Alison and asked her which speakers were playing. She pointed to the floorstanders but the little Yamahas were playing. She couldn't believe it.

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    I have often found people give the answer you want to hear, or the one that doesn't offend. I have trained my partner well, so it would seem.
    cheers.....Bryan

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    I know what you mean but it's not the case here.

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    If a speaker has a nominal input power of 140W and 91dB sensitivity, what sort of amp power output is best?

    I find the whole subject very confusing.

    https://www.themasterswitch.com/how-...akers-and-amps

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    don't think that is the question! But, if you pumped 140 watts into those 'speakers, that would be an increase of 21.5dB over 1 watt. So add that to the 91dB/w/m (assumed) and you get sound levels of 112.5dB, at one metre. However, that is a simplified picture, sensitivity changes according to impedance as well as efficiency, which changes with frequency, and you usually listen at a distance more than one metre, and you have two 'speakers.

    This only works for power, voltage and current are different. Basically, for power, 3dB is twice, 10dB is 10x, 20dB is 100x, 30dB is 1000x, etc.

    So for a 140 watt amplifier you get 112.5dB of sound output (per channel, about 115.5dB for two, or slightly less, at one meter), if you can stay in the room! Power ratings of loudspeakers are vague at best, and misleading at worst. They may suggest what kind of power levels they can handle (without melting the glue that holds the voice coil in place, the usual thing to fail first!) but most loudspeakers hit the stops way before that happens. Having said that, most 'speaker damage comes from inadequate amplification, not inadequate 'speakers!
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