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Old 12-30-2019, 07:21 PM
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Lower, yes, but you still have a problem with low sensitivity speakers. They require much more power to produce a desired SPL which results in more excursion and therefore more distortion. What Paul W Klipsch described as the "mud factor".
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Audiofound, I’m curious of what amp are you planning on using with the Harbeth ?
I’m going to try to keep it simple, we all have an understanding of what a speaker sensitivity means, so I think it comes down on what you wish to achieve. If you listen at high levels then you may want more power/current with a low sensitivity speaker. If not then it’s not necessary. My Harbeth do not play as loud as my 91db speakers but they sound so much better. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy pushing components just to see what “it’s got to give” but just for occasional fun not the norm. One thing I’m convinced of is that they are very good sounding speakers and it would be worth finding an amp that gives you the results you’ll be happy with.
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:41 PM
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Audiofound, Iím curious of what amp are you planning on using with the Harbeth ?
Iím going to try to keep it simple, we all have an understanding of what a speaker sensitivity means, so I think it comes down on what you wish to achieve. If you listen at high levels then you may want more power/current with a low sensitivity speaker. If not then itís not necessary. My Harbeth do not play as loud as my 91db speakers but they sound so much better. Donít get me wrong I enjoy pushing components just to see what ďitís got to giveĒ but just for occasional fun not the norm. One thing Iím convinced of is that they are very good sounding speakers an it would be worth finding an amp that gives you the results youíll be happy with.

I have a Pass int 250 on order along with an MSB Discrete DAC with additional power supply, and a Roon Nucleus. Just for the record, I have Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary Model speakers at home waiting for the amp.
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I have a Pass int 250 on order along with an MSB Discrete DAC with additional power supply, and a Roon Nucleus. Just for the record, I have Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary Model speakers at home waiting for the amp.
That is going to sound...wonderful. Very nice system.

Congrats and please post your impressions when you get your Pass Int 250.

Cheers and happy new year.
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I have a Pass int 250 on order along with an MSB Discrete DAC with additional power supply, and a Roon Nucleus. Just for the record, I have Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary Model speakers at home waiting for the amp.
Wow..! Congrats, I believe you have put together a very nice system, great way to start a year. Like PumaCat says let us know how you’re system sounds, I’m also curious...
Happy New Years everyone...
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Thanks guys for the kind, encouraging words. This coming Thursday I’ll make it official. I pay for the system and get it on it’s way to me. I’ll definitely let you know what I think of it. I’m pumped!
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Congrats on what will most certainly be an amazingly great sounding system!
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Thanks guys for the kind, encouraging words. This coming Thursday Iíll make it official. I pay for the system and get it on itís way to me. Iíll definitely let you know what I think of it. Iím pumped!
We're all excited for you, too!

Since I've had my Harbeths 40th Anniv. 30.2s since July, I spend more and more evenings where I can't tear myself away from the stereo.

Most importantly, I'm spending that time immersed and engaged in listening to music, and not focusing on audio equipment.
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Very cool, thatís a great system youíre putting together.
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