Continuum Speaker Amp

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by kiwi.kczt, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Hi guys,

    Would like to ask your opinion on the wattage required for the Continuum speakers.

    Some details:
    1. The listening position will be approximately 10ft from the speakers.

    2. The house is a high-rise apartment (I live in Singapore) and I definitely won't be listening at reference levels. Just looking at the kind of volume you'd find coming from TV speakers etc. As long as dialogue is clear I am a happy camper.
    3. Preference for tube integrated amps.
    4. Budget of <US$600

    Initially I was considering getting the MP-301 mini tube amp (6.5W per channel) to pair with the Fusion Tempests. Would the same amp be sufficient to power the Continuums?

  2. I really don't think that would be enough. The continuum is a fairly low efficiency design at 84 dB with 1 watt at 1 meter. With 6.5 watts, you're only going to be able to hit 91 db or so with no additional headroom. I'd probably want more like 70-100 watts for those speakers.

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