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Offline jaragon

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Devore Fidelity & Paramount
« on: April 21, 2010, 03:09:35 PM »
Hi everyone. Do any of you pair the Paramount with a Devore Fidelity Speaker. I own the Super 9s which are rated at 90.5db. A Shindo Montille - push-pull at 15 watts - drives them easily. I think the Paramount's 8/9 watts may be just straddling the line. I live in mid-size apartment. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Offline Grainger49

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Re: Devore Fidelity & Paramount
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 03:19:50 AM »
Admittedly the sensitivity of your speakers is under what Bottlehead recommends.  But... always the but, there are several things that factor into this.  

How big is your room, how hard/soft is your room, how loud do you like to listen and what kinds of music do you listen to?

If you have a 20' ceiling in a 32'X18' room (obviously you don't), your room is overly damped, you like to listen to hard rock at concert volumes then you will be in trouble.  Considering that a 15WPC tubed PP amp now increases your chances.  Your other thread will help also.

Offline dmannnnn

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Re: Devore Fidelity & Paramount
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 03:26:18 PM »
I have had great results with 8watt SET and 90 or 91db speakers.  Enough power even for a good sized room.  The marantz HD770's I'm using now are 89db and they get much too loud with the paramounts.
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Offline Grainger49

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Re: Devore Fidelity & Paramount
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010, 12:18:16 AM »
I didn't mean to discourage him.  According to the numbers my room doesn't work but it does for me.  But the OP hasn't posted back.  He might not be watching any more.