Speaker/Amp Compatibility

dbriann -- Mon, 02/22/2010 - 16:22

Hello from an aspiring hifi hobbyist,
I have been looking at the following combination and wanted to get your take on the compatibility of the amp and speakers.
Vincent Audio SV-236 MKII Hybrid Stereo Integrated Amplifier with PSB Synchrony One B speakers.  The amp is rated at 2 x 150w (8 ohm) and 2 x 250w (4 ohm) while the speakers are 4 ohm with a recommended input power of 15 to 150 watts.  Could this combination damage the speakers and/or amplifier?  Any thoughts as well as possible speaker substitutes (at this price or lower, preferably!) would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Poulpy -- Mon, 03/01/2010 - 07:46

I'm using a Vincent sv236MK with the Synchrony One Tower.
It's a fantastic combination, dynamic with a rich full sound. Mids are to die for.
This is a very versatile association, which will equally play anything you'll through at it.
For a bit less you can also consider the PSB Imagine T.
No worries about damaging the speakers with the Vincent, the amp will clip first.

Daniel psb imagine owner (not verified) -- Sun, 03/07/2010 - 23:24

I would think that if the amp clipped  that is what will/would damage the speakers.  Just my .02, maybe I'm misunderstanding the statement.

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