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Klipsch KG 5.2s Without receiver

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I have a pair of two KG 5.2s, but unfortunately the receiver got lost somewhere along the 20+ years I've owned them. I am interested in putting them to use but I don't know how or which receiver I could use for them. does anyone have any ideas?

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1 hour ago, Caden johnson said:

I have a pair of two KG 5.2s, but unfortunately the receiver got lost somewhere along the 20+ years I've owned them. I am interested in putting them to use but I don't know how or which receiver I could use for them. does anyone have any ideas?

I'd say any decent audio home receiver. 

More power the better overhead it can handle cleanly. I'm not sure how efficient the KG 5.2's are but my La Scalas are wickedly efficient at like 113dB I think! I have a McIntosh MC-2105 amp speced at  105WPC and I think I run about 1 Watt listening loud

John Kuthe...

 

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the woofer in a system determines the system efficiency (including any gain provided by the horn), a LaScala is not a 113 db efficient loudspeaker system.

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Doesn't matter what you pair your kg5.2's with. Receiver, amp; doesn't matter. Just PLAY them!

 

The kg 5.2's are very efficient; 96dB/W/m. Even a 50W receiver will be plenty.

 

I briefly owned a pair of kg4.2's and they were impressive.

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What source will you be running; tuner? record player? online streaming service or Bluetooth? 

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7 hours ago, jjptkd said:

What source will you be running; tuner? record player? online streaming service or Bluetooth? 

Streaming service, I usually plug my phone in  to the receiver using an aux to phono cord

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Lots of good receivers and integrated amps available for not too much money, new.  Search the interwebs.  Try accessories4less, amazon, bestbuy and any local boutique audio shop. 

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the 105 level is BS as well there is no such thing as a 99 db efficient woofer (at 100 Hz) it does not exist that is assuming the horn provides 6 db of gain. I am not just picking on Klipsch all the date provided is pumped up to look good. Eminence have a good ap on their site it will show you the actual efficiency of a woofer as any frequency so you can see what it does as at 1KHz or 100Hz or 50Hz. As another for instance a Forte is in reality about an honest 95 db efficient at best say at 100 Hz below that it will drop. compression drivers on the other hand can play very very loud with a fraction of a watt but not so with woofers that is why you see stacks of woofers at a concert.

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I push my 4.2's with a Rotel Ra-1570, 120 watts rms and they sound awesome. You could try to find a used rotel 2 channel if you're not trying to spend a fortune. Just my 2cents.

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