Which Amp to match Wharfedale Diamond 9.2 speakers? Luxman L2 OK?


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Username: Breezemaster


Post Number: 2
Registered: Apr-07
Hi there,

I'm looking for a little wisdom on pairing my new Wharfedales with a nice match.

Currently I have a Luxman L2, but I'm a bit worried the ohm's and power won't do these speakers any favors.

spec on the L2 are:

Rated at 2X 35 W into 8 Ohms RMS with 0.05 THD 20 - 20000 Hz
Actual output is 42 WPC RMS at clipping when tested
2x 55 W into 4 Ohms RMS
2 x 80 Watts Dynamic Power (DIN)
160 Watts power consumption (that's the number they put on the rear panel)
Straight DC non-switching design w/Frequency response: 10 - 80000 Hz

Specs of the Wharfedales are :

Power Handling: 20 - 100 W
Impendence: 6 Ohms
Frequency: 45 - 24 KHz

Am I even safe to play these two together..?

Thanks all..!�45454wwasasd

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Username: Breezemaster


Post Number: 3
Registered: Apr-07
Before I plug them together...!

Am I even safe to..?

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Username: Breezemaster


Post Number: 4
Registered: Apr-07
OK.. I've found some advice elsewhere :


So looks like I'm fine, but won't push them until I get a new amp rated for 6ohms sometime in the future.

Still not totally clear on something though.. My amp has 2 sets of speaker outputs and the spec's read, 2x 35W into 8 Ohms, 2 x 55W into 4 Ohms ... But no-where on the amp is anything that indicates the speaker set is either 4 or 8 Ohms and there is no switcher to change from one to the other.

If an amp is rated for 4 or 8 Ohms.. how does it normally switch between them..? do I need to open it up..?

Thanks all in advance.

Images of the Luxman L2 here:
http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/98020-luxman_l2_integrated_amp__luxman_t2 _tuner__high_end_quality_/

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Username: Chriswild87

Holden, MA

Post Number: 25
Registered: Dec-08
only some amps to the best of my knowledge have a dedicated switch, the speaker itself determines the ohms whether it was constructed to operate at 8,6,4 or even 2 ohms

ohms is the electrical impedance or resistance to the flow of current. the lower ohms the less resistant the speaker is on the flow of electricity, meaning that it could require a greater demand from your amp

the wharfe's and the lux should be good, just don't start a dance party
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