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Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby Geoman » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:11 am

Just got a pair of Kappa 6. Any other Nekochaner here that uses the classic Infinity speakers?

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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby jan-jaap » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:55 am

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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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby Geoman » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:58 am

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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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby guardian452 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:43 pm

but of course!
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It's over 9000!
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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby Geoman » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:45 pm

you did this - extra for this posting?

well done sir! I lol'd!

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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby guardian452 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:28 am

Geoman wrote:you did this - extra for this posting?

well done sir! I lol'd!

:lol:


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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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby Geoman » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:12 am

:D

Also, see what she sits on top of


nice amp config! I guess with this one you could drive the Kappa 9
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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby toxygen » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:23 pm

I have Infinity SM150.
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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby Geoman » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:04 am

@toxygen: nice ones! Must be some of the newer kind
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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby toxygen » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:09 am

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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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby guardian452 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:00 pm

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.


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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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby robespierre » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:04 am

not so... Rotel RB-5000 and RC-5000, for example, were almost always sold as a set.
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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby guardian452 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:26 am

:facepalm:

of course

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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby Oskar45 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:08 pm

guardian452 wrote: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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Re: Infinity Loudspeakers anyone?

Unread postby rusti » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:20 pm

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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