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I recently purchased a vintage k-horn. I am currently using a low-end Nobsound mono amp to power the speaker. Actually it sounds surprisingly good. However, I would like to upgrade. Can anyone recommend an amp for my k-horn? One that won't break the bank.

 

Thanks,

Johnie

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Gotta know how big your bank's breaking point is first.

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16 hours ago, johknow4@gmail.com said:

I recently purchased a vintage k-horn. I am currently using a low-end Nobsound mono amp to power the speaker. Actually it sounds surprisingly good. However, I would like to upgrade. Can anyone recommend an amp for my k-horn? One that won't break the bank.

 

Thanks,

Johnie

 

What don’t you like about your current sound don’t you like? I’d start with a measurement mic and learning REW so you know what is your current response. Adding a parametric eq (or even better a DSP) will allow you to tailor your sound to your own tastes without jumping on the endless amp upgrade path. Khorns take very little power, so I doubt you are driving that little amp to clipping distortion. Plenty of people here will tell you an expensive tube amp is the way to go with khorns. I say save your money until you understand what you have and exactly what you’re wanting to sound different.

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16 hours ago, johknow4@gmail.com said:

Can anyone recommend an amp for my k-horn? One that won't break the bank

Suggest you look at some vintage amps ... haha; many of those will not break the bank :D 

Am using a Yamaha CR-620 (35wpc) on my rear Cornwall's ... very nice sound. You can find these for about $100 (or go for the better CR-820/1020).

Have also used a Marantz 1060 on various Klipsch speakers ... excellent sound, but prob around $400.  OK; how about a Marantz 2252B ... prob in the $700 range.

 

OK; one more. Got a Kenwood Basic M2 amp (220wpc) with a C2 preamp. Using it on CF-3's and it blows everything away - except for my Pro amps/speakers. Think I paid $400 for them.

 

Good luck with the search :D 

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That won't break the bank... Sit-3

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Was thinking one speaker so.  One mono block amp. SS or Tube...

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