Does the LFD Integrated Zero Mk.III LE amp have enough juice to adequately power my Spendor S8e speakers? Rated sensitivity for these speakers is 87db. What 'cha think? I generally listen to jazz and classical music at moderate to slightly high spl levels. Speaker cables are Stereovox Firebird. Amp would be supported by Velodyne SPL-R 1000 subwoofer. Thanks.
Walt, while the 8E's are rated nominally at 8ohms, they have a huge swing down to about 3 and up to about twenty or thereabouts, so a fairly substantial amp is required to get the best out of them. I'm surprised you use a sub with these since they go down to about 38Khz, though if part of a HT system I could understand that. I don't know enough about the amp in question, but I've heard these speakers with a Naim 5i and they sounded good, though that was for a fairly short audition.
I had the sub from an earlier config. You are right, the S8e's have plenty on the bottom end.....don't use for HT system but the sub is there if reinforcement is needed. It is inactive above 50hz. Forgot to add that my current amp is Arcam FMJ A32 100wpc. I too worry a little about whether or not the LFD will get the job done. Thanks for your advice! Every review is very positive about the end results from the LFD so that's why I am considering it to replace the Arcam.
Thanks guys for your input. I am still struggling a little with the fact that the LFD does not have a remote control. For me anyway, that means a lot of getting up and down to adjust level or mute! Am I ready for that?
Thanks guys for your thoughts on this. Recently, another candidate integrated has appeared on my radar screen. It is the Rega Elicit. At 82wpc it should be enough for the Spendors....not positive about that. BUT, it does have remote and pre-out to drive my subwoofer. Just worried if it will sound as good as the ARCAM FMJ A32? Any thoughts out there on the whether I should make that change??
An LFD, Sonneteer, or Naim XS would likely embarass the Rega. By most accounts it carries on the Mira 3's tradition of gray sounding amps. Functions well but doesn't bring any life to the party. I'd say keep looking.