Two-way, rear-ported, stand-mounted loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1" (25mm) titanium-dome tweeter with hybrid cross-section Tractrix horn; 6.5" (165mm) Cerametallic-cone woofer. Crossover frequency: 1.8kHz. Frequency response: 45Hz–25kHz, ±3dB. Sensitivity: 96dB/W/m. Impedance: 8 ohms. Power handling: 100W continuous, 400W peak.
Dimensions: 15.7" (400mm) H by 8" (200mm) W by 11.9" (300mm) D.
That ALL being said and NOTED.
A) all the well respected audio sites state 89 db as tested, not 96
(which is exponentially different by 7db, noting it takes 2x the total power to gain 3db), so if you have both these speakers driven by a 100wpc, at 89, you would need 2 amps, and 2 additional speakers at 100wpc to go from 89 db to 92 db
All that aside, my real question is… I’ve already have blown 4 sets of speakers due to the driver melting down, meaning open circuit
My amp is a 20 old onkyo, slated for its day for 7.1 surround sound, each channel rated at 110 RMS (meaning continuous power)
I spoke with Klipsch on the phone to verify that my amp (onkyo model HT-R940) wouldn’t blow them noting the amp at 110 watts vs the 100W spec on the speakers,
They said the following " you will go deaf before you blow these speakers"
I felt VERY confident not only in that reply but also their 5 yr warranty.
WELL, now I’m now working with my 4th set of speakers… (mind you they only honored the 1st 2 sets) they no longer respond to my emails or calls, and this all started 1 year ago
So, as this saga began I gave them DC offset values on my amp, AMPs and Volts drawn at peak, Absolutely everything and anything they needed to help my situation. They blew it all off when this all started and sent the second set.
But noting they rate these speakers as a 8 ohm “equilvent”
Truth be told, the impedance never gets close to 8 ohms …
As a matter of fact, the impedance actually drops to approximently 3.5 ohms at its cross over point at 1500 hz
yes i realize the dynamic rating is 300 watts, but the bottom line is it could be 500 watts, but it definitly can NOT handle the 100/ 110 watt continuous load.
ARE any of you experiencing this same condition. problem.
All comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. TY