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SPEAKER SENSITIVITY

hi, Can explain how speaker sensitivity affects how easy a speaker is to drive? for example i know 88-90db speakers are pretty easy to drive, usually, but what about 84 or 86 db? how easy would they be to drive and what sort of amp power might you need?

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Re: SPEAKER SENSITIVITY

Quick partial answer here! The sensitivity rating tells you the volume at a metre from the speaker for 1 watt of input power. A 3dB rise might not sound like much but a rise of 3dB is double. Dunno wot sort of amp for an 84dB sensitvity speaker, but probably not a low power valve amp... Hope this is of some help and someone can correct me in a moment!

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Re: SPEAKER SENSITIVITY

There are several threads on this forum on the topic. One with exactly the same subject. Search the forum. One must read would be http://whathifi.com/forums/t/2800.aspx

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user="ranjeetrain" wrote:
There are several threads on this forum on the topic. One with exactly the same subject. Search the forum. One must read would be http://whathifi.com/forums/t/2800.aspx

Thanks ranjeetrain - really good posts you made in that link!

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thanks ranjeetrain.

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