Hi everyone! Forgive me if this has been covered before, but I’m new to PS Audio and a quick search of the forums didn’t yield any relevant results.
To make a long story short, I’m considering a Sprout amp as a replacement for a Musical Fidelity V90 amp. The Musical Fidelity amp only outputs 20 watts per channel and my Fluance SX6 bookshelf speakers are rated with a minimum power handling of 30 watts. The maximum power rating is 100 watts and the sensitivity rating is 92dB. With the 20 watt Musical Fidelity amp, I felt like I was pushing it too hard at top volume and the speakers were not performing optimally. Turns out I want to play my records louder than I originally thought from time to time.
A quick note to Fluance’s support staff confirmed that the speakers do require a minimum of 30 watts per channel. Otherwise, the relationship between the Musical Fidelity amp and the SX6s becomes a game of power supply and demand, with neither amp nor the speakers ending up happy and possibly resulting in damage over time.
That being said, in the interest of protecting my audio investments, I’m in the market to replace my Musical Fidelity amp and wondered if the Sprout’s 32 watts per channel, at 8 ohms, would be a good fit for my Fluance SX6 speakers. Ideally, I’d like an amp that outputs something closer to 50 watts per channel, however my shelf space is limited and a compact amp would better serve my needs.
Please advise, if you can. Thank you!