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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:11 am 
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Just got a pair of Kappa 6. Any other Nekochaner here that uses the classic Infinity speakers?

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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:55 am 
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We had a pair of Kappa 9 speakers in the office at one of my previous jobs. Absolute monsters 8-) Don't know about the Kappa 6, but the Kappa 9 isn't easy on the amplifier, it's impedance hovers around 2 Ohm for most of the bass range. The average integrated amp isn't going to like that one bit. I think we used a Rotel pre/power amp combo to drive it.

They were pretty good. And loud too :mrgreen:

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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:58 am 
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Yeah - the K9 is great! But you're right: a powerful amp is mandatory for K8 and upwards. The impedance of K9 can even go under 1 Ohm on certain bass frequencies (lowest measured impedance is 0.7 Ohms if the "extended switch" is set to 1)

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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:43 pm 
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but of course!
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It's over 9000!
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you did this - extra for this posting?

well done sir! I lol'd!

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Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:28 am 
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Geoman wrote:
you did this - extra for this posting?

well done sir! I lol'd!

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Yes, I thought it was cute. Plus, the sound is now much better with the infinity nameplate!

Also, see what she sits on top of :D
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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:12 am 
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nice amp config! I guess with this one you could drive the Kappa 9

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Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:23 pm 
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I have Infinity SM150.
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@toxygen: nice ones! Must be some of the newer kind

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:09 am 
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not really. mine are about 10 years old, but i'm pretty sure they used to be made in nineties too

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I'm thinking of putting together some custom loudspeakers featuring Infinity EMIT tweeters or similar.

Are they reasonably durable (i.e. handle abuse)? and do they need a lot of crossover tricks or do they function similar to regular tweeters?

I'll probably ask more specific on audio specific boards later on, just throwing an idea out there.


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The average integrated amp isn't going to like that one bit. I think we used a Rotel pre/power amp combo to drive it.
A machine with a pre and power amp 'combo' is the very definition of an integrated amp ;)

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not so... Rotel RB-5000 and RC-5000, for example, were almost always sold as a set.

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A machine with a pre and power amp 'combo' is the very definition of an integrated amp ;)
True. That's why I still enjoy my Accuphase C-200V/P-300V pair so much although I got it already in the '90s. Believe it or not - it is still going strong. I've never encountered any pre since then with the same features as the 200. As a sidelight, I also have the DP-70 and the T-105. But I must confess, I always dreamed of a Mark Levinson chain...oh, well.

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My main speakers are a pair of Kappa 9a I got approx. 20 years ago.

I am not sure I ever managed to afford an appropriate amplifier. I got the maximum I could afford back in these days which is a Schäfer & Rompf Emitter 1. Unfortunately I did never play in the Krell / Mark Levinson league.

Since they definitely show their age by now I almost made up my mind to replace them soon. I could somehow try to get them refurbished but since that would make me keep the "power hungry" problem I am afraid that would not be too reasonable. Sniff.

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