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zieglj01 07-16-14 08:25 PM

Re: Speakers not loud enough
 

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gazoink wrote: (Post 843921)
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

gazoink 07-16-14 09:58 PM

Re: Speakers not loud enough
 

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zieglj01 wrote: (Post 844089)
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.

zieglj01 07-16-14 10:12 PM

Re: Speakers not loud enough
 

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gazoink wrote: (Post 844185)
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.

gazoink 07-16-14 11:46 PM

Re: Speakers not loud enough
 

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zieglj01 wrote: (Post 844217)
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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zieglj01 wrote: (Post 844217)
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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zieglj01 wrote: (Post 844217)
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.

harihalst2014 07-16-14 11:49 PM

Yes, those are my speakers, (the STS-100's and Pro 77's.

zieglj01 07-17-14 01:21 AM

Re: Speakers not loud enough
 

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gazoink wrote: (Post 844353)
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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