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post #21 of 26 Old 07-16-14, 08:25 PM
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The OP said he had an old Optimus receiver, but hasn't mentioned the brand or model of the speakers. (OP? We're dying to know!)

And all warnings as to over-powering speakers are reasonable, and worth heeding.
Here are the speakers - I have been through the Optimus/RadioShack parade.
http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...tml#post831386

The Optimus receiver may, or may not be by Technics/Panasonic

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Here are the speakers - I have been through the Optimus/RadioShack parade.
http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...tml#post831386

The Optimus receiver may, or may not be by Technics/Panasonic

OP, are those your speakers?

I looked at the manual, though in Spanish, they are in fact spec'ed at 90dB/1w/1m.
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OP, are those your speakers?

I looked at the manual, though in Spanish, they are in fact spec'ed at 90dB/1w/1m.
I have owned 2 of them speakers > the STS-100 and Pro-77 > It would be
a small miracle, if they in fact measured according to their sensitivity specs.

The STS-100 only has a high pass filter (1 cap ea) for the midrange and the tweeter.

If I remember correctly, the Pro-77 woofer also runs free - and only a small coil and
cap for the tweeter.

They do best at moderate levels - and a subwoofer for sure will help them out.

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Receiver - Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30

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I have owned 2 of them speakers > the STS-100 and Pro-77 > It would be
a small miracle, if they in fact measured according to their sensitivity specs.
Perhaps, but even if they're 3dB off, he'll still play plenty loud enough.
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The STS-100 only has a high pass filter (1 cap ea) for the midrange and the tweeter.

If I remember correctly, the Pro-77 woofer also runs free - and only a small coil and
cap for the tweeter.
Yeah, pretty basic. Although, that doesn't necessarily mean "bad", some of the more basic speakers were/are spectacular. I don't think the crossover design would hamper sensitivity, but the caps might age-out and mess with crossover frequencies at very least.
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They do best at moderate levels - and a subwoofer for sure will help them out.
At least that's better than doing their best when disconnected!

Subs help everything out...except your marriage.
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Yes, those are my speakers, (the STS-100's and Pro 77's.
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Perhaps, but even if they're 3dB off, he'll still play plenty loud enough.

Yeah, pretty basic. Although, that doesn't necessarily mean "bad", some of the more basic speakers were/are spectacular. I don't think the crossover design would hamper sensitivity, but the caps might age-out and mess with crossover frequencies at very least.
They can play loud and get loud for a lot of people - however, loud and
clean is another thing.

I know the caps really do not effect the sensitivity - it is more about the
voice coil and magnets.

The RadioShack speakers can be decent >> however I never owned, or
heard a spectacular one yet.

However, the OP has something to keep him going for a while - as long as
he is not a head-banger!

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Speakers - MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer - Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver - Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30

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