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wise opinions needed

Loudspeakers, their sensitivity, whats best, a high db or a lower db? Why?

Floorstanding vs bookshelf+subwoofer, any opinions?

Yamaha 1130 will be driving..

Room average..



karodimitrov's picture

Re: wise opinions needed

Sensitivity is the efficacy with which the speaker converts power output / watt / in sound pressure / dB /.
Sensitivity is measured when speaker is powered with one watt and measured the volume of the distance of 1 meter from it.The more higher sensitivity of a speaker, the less power you will need to achieve the desired volume.If you have enough powerful amplifier,you can choose speakers with lower sensitivity.
Difference of 3dB sensitivity, can do double the difference in the required power of the amplifier to achieve the same sound pressure.Most quality speakers have a sensitivity 87-91dB.You have enough power.
Floorstanding or bookshelf+subwoofer-this is a personal preference.If you get a chance - try different types of speakers while you like what you like.Sometimes a speaker simply does not fit of an amplifier-no matter how good.Everything is subjective assessment-if you like it,that's good
Best Regards

Re: wise opinions needed

Thanks for your help because I'm dazed as to what loudspeakers I should buy due to reviews! I'm a bass freak but, while investing on the Yamaha, should I do a sub-woofer system, putting aside the whole potential of the Yamaha! I was going for the JBL ES100 but the bass just didn't do it. Most probably I will go for a bookshelf and a sub, against my wishes though, my eyes love floorstanding while my ears love subs bass!

karodimitrov's picture

Re: wise opinions needed

I also love the deep, soft bass. I watched my speakers one week, then just listen them.:)))
They are floorstanding .For floorstanding speakers is proven that if they are located tightly to the corners of the room have most loud bass, if a little distant from the corners-the bass is smaller and smallest bass is when suspended in air.But the subwoofer is created for subwoofer.His bass crushes.Let's enjoy hearing.
Best Regards