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I am considering buying your Baby Grand model, but I wonder if my 100 W amplifier can drive them considering their "low", 85db, sensitivity?
A: Yes, it can drive them without any problems. Our models are not more power hungry than other loudspeakers. It is more likely the other way around. We just don't exaggerate the measurements. We have customers who actually drive their Grands with 7 W tube amps. This is made possible because of our very balanced constructions that have no large impedance dips or peaks. In return this helps the amplifiers performance as the power supply doesn't have to waste power to handle difficult impedance loads.
Q: What type of spikes do You recommend for your loudspeakers?
A: Instead of using spikes we recommend the use of 3 soft SD feet underneath each speaker because the resonance frequency is lower than human hearing and it also de-couples the speaker from the floor.
Q: Is it possible to upgrade my old Grand from 1987?
A: Yes, you can upgrade almost all old Grand models. You will finde information about uppgrades on our website soon.
Q: Why do you use the same loudspeakers for two-channel hi-fi, surround and as studio monitors?
A: It looks as a serious approach to build one line of loudspeakers for studios and another for hi-fi and a third for surround listening. But one of these models will ultimately sound closer to the recorded source material than the other two. This is why we use the same model for all applications as our ambition is to offer the most realistic sounding loudspeaker possible.
Q: Why don't you use bi-wiring?
A: We have tried bi-wiring, but found that it wasn't favorable in our designs.
Q: Why do you use a protection front made out of wood, instead of a traditional cloth covered frame?
A: We have tried the more commonly available protection fronts that can be used while playing, but unfortunately the frame and cloth used in these degraded the sound. Therefore the fronts we use are made solely to protect the speaker units.
Q: I am impressed by Respons's realistic deep bass, but why doesn't it show in your specified frequency response?
A: Manufacturers always want to show their products as favorable as possible. We know that we could print exaggerated facts and get away with it, but we leave that to others since our bass speaks for itself.
Q: I can't afford both high end amps and loudspeakers, how shall I spend my money?
A: No single link in a music chain, from signal source to loudspeakers, is more important than the other when You wish to reach a natural and uncoloured sound reproduction. While getting there You must try a lot of different equipment, and to be able to evaluate that equipment. You need a good pair of loudspeakers at home. Think about it, it doesn't matter if you're trying the best amplifier in the world when a bad pair of loudspeakers won't show its qualities. This is why you are better off spending more money on a pair of good loudspeakers in the beginning, especially when you're on a budget. This way it'll be easier for you to find the most natural sounding equipment in Your price range.
Q: Why do you use a pyramid design?
A: We use the pyramid design because it's simply the best design to use when you want to minimize baffle reflections.
Q: What amplifier should I use with Your loudspeakers?
A: What's really important is to find a natural sounding amplifier, a specification of say 200W or 1000W doesn't tell you anything about the sound quality. They're just figures showing that an amplifier can deliver a 200W or a 1000 W peak. More power is not a guarantee for good sound quality, but an amplifier with less power will more easily get driven into distortion when playing loud. If You compare two natural sounding amplifiers you will experience that the amplifier with more power will perform more effortlessly, especially if You play complex music.

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