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Aging Kenwood KA3020SE - matched to new speakers

thepointmisser

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Hi I have an aging but working Kenwood KA 3020 SE Amp listed at 30w per channel. Due to a change in house, and the room where the hifi will be, I am looking to probably upgrade my speakers to smaller, neater ones (likely Q Acoustics 3020 or similar).

I want to gradually update my system, starting with speakers. Will my existing amp be suitable to run these speakers, which are listed at ''recommended power 25-75watts" ... I know you are meant to 'match' a hi-fi but i have no idea how this is calculated (even after much online study!).

The best way i could word this question is - "what figures should i be looking out for when looking at the power output of ANY bookshelf speakers, in order to 'match' this Amp.? ".
 

muljao

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Your amp will drive these speakers no problem. I'd imagine they will sound well together. As a side I have both the 3020 and the 2020i. The 2020i are cheaper and imo just as good
 

thepointmisser

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muljao said:
Your amp will drive these speakers no problem. I'd imagine they will sound well together. As a side I have both the 3020 and the 2020i. The 2020i are cheaper and imo just as good
Cheers for the advice, i had seen the 2020i 's also,but it's interesting to read you find the 2020i's nearly indistinguishable from the 3020 .For my purposes the 2020 will surely suffice.. ... i have B+W DM601 but i feel they are a now a little too physically big for the room setting...
 

muljao

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thepointmisser said:
muljao said:
Your amp will drive these speakers no problem. I'd imagine they will sound well together. As a side I have both the 3020 and the 2020i. The 2020i are cheaper and imo just as good
Cheers for the advice, i had seen the 2020i 's also,but it's interesting to read you find the 2020i's nearly indistinguishable from the 3020 .For my purposes the 2020 will surely suffice.. ... i have B+W DM601 but i feel they are a now a little too physically big for the room setting...
It might be worth your time to ask here if others think the 2020i are as good as the 3020 on a new thread. Others may think differently, and even though it comes down just to what you think, it's good to get more than one opinion
 

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