BM6 amp?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by tonio, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. tonio

    tonio Guest

    Hi all,
    Thinking of getting Dynaudio's BM6, but what amp is sufficient? The spec say minimum of 40W???
    So double to 80 would probably be safe.
    would the Hafler P1500 be enough, I think its 150W
    in 8 ohms.
    Actually I'd like to get the Bm6A, but the funds aren't up to par. would it make that much of difference? Upgrading from Event PS8.

  2. tonio

    tonio Guest

    Or would Alesis Ra150 do the trick?

  3. sdelsolray

    sdelsolray Active Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I use a Hafler P3000 with my pair of BM6. Works great.
  4. tonio

    tonio Guest

    Thanks! I just don't think I can muster enough to get a P3000. P1500 is 75watts x2? Just wouldn't want to create any problems with the Bm6's, since underdriving is what kills speakers.

  5. Peter1980

    Peter1980 Guest

    I've got my BM6s running off a QSC 3350. Its about 10 years old - I picked it up second hand. Its really very good. I got it of a mastering engineer in Sydney (Im in Aus) after he upgraded to Brystons all round. He was using it to run his Meyer HD-1s.

    If you can't afford a new P3000 try for a second hand one or try and find a Crown DC300 II on ebay. They are cheap but really good too. Also keep and eye out for a series 3 QSC amp.
  6. kinetic

    kinetic Guest

    Why don't you buy the Bm6a's? These are the active versions of teh BM6's. There are many advantages such as optimisation of the amp/crossover/speaker combination, speaker protection, maximum efficiency etc etc. But if you you already have BM6's and are looking for an amp, the bigger the amp (wattage) the better. What you want is a CLEAN signal with no distortion (which is what fries speakers) and the more headroom you've got (by virtue of a high wattage amp) the safer you are and the better it sounds.
  7. Steve Jones

    Steve Jones Active Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    The worst favour you can do yourself and the fastest way to blow your speakers is to use an underpowered amp. Try for 200 watts/ channel on speakers such as these and they will run smoothly and never be clipped. Be sensible with your levels of course. Most large studios run 300 to 800 watts per side for their NS-10's to make them sound sweet.
  8. kinetic

    kinetic Guest

    Here here Steve Jones - I agree 100%
  9. tonio

    tonio Guest

    Thanks guys, but I would get the BM6A's in a heartbeat if I could. The funds aren't there, so trying to see whats feesible w/ passives.

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