HiFi Speakers

eddie5659

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Hi

So, I inherited a HiFi from my mum this year, and I know it works, however its a huge system. What I would like to do, is swap out the set of 2 speakers for some smaller ones, but at a loss on how to evn search for the ones I want.

This is a photo (not mine) of it on ebay. Mine is currently in a room, behind loads of boxes:

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And this is the manual:

https://manual.kenwood.com/files/B60-3850-00.pdf

Scroll down to page 6, and you will see the Amplifier at the top.

Does anyone know what I need to search by so that I can go from very large speakers, to say some nice dinky ones, about 7" high (looking at a set of old ones we have here, different blasted connections)? I know it will look weird, but at least I can use the whole setup, as at the moment, the 2 large speakers plus the unit means I can't place it anywhere, apart from the floor :(

Thanks :)

eddie
 
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Not sure I see a problem. 2 wire output from amp will connect to any modern speakers.
 

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Page 74 of your linked manual lists the specifications of the speakers. They are rated with a 6 ohm input impedance and an 80 watt power rating. The frequency response is 45 Hz to 20,000 Hz.

80 watt, 8 ohm speakers may be easier to find and should work fine. Physically smaller speakers will typically not go down as far in frequency response as larger ones. Also, physically smaller speakers in the 7 inch height you mentioned would typically have a much lower maximum power rating. You would not be able to crank up the volume on the stereo without risk of damaging them.

What is the brand and model number of the speakers you do have and what kind of connector do they use?
 

eddie5659

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Sorry for not coming back, busy weeks as usual :(

I have actually managed to sit all of the system on the cabinet that I thought was too small, so will keep the same speakers. But I will keep all the info above, in case I ever need to get some new speakers.

And I see what you mean with the different size of the speakers. I don't have it blasting out (neighbours would kill me as my music sometimes isn't to everyone's ears) but even then, I think the little speakers may end up distorting the sound, crackles etc.

I'll grab a photo of the other set of speakers anyway, and post it. Have a feeling they're not common types :D

Thanks

eddie
 

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