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    Default Monitor 4, sensitivity?

    Hi, this is my first post- I just got a pair of little Monitor 4 bookshelf speakers and am contemplating pairing them with an upcoming low-wattage tube project. I have searched the web to no avail to find what the sensitivity of these is; for low power tube apps one generally looks for 90+db...

    They sound great so far on an old NAD 3020 though!

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    They are in the 90+ dB range. I run a pair of Monitor 5B's (larger cousin to the 4's) with a 14wpc all tube integrated (6V6 powered) and it does fine.

    see page 10 of the owners manual
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30; Eastern Electric Mini Max; Adcom GDA600; MIT S3/Z Pc; SDA 1C; Squeezebox; Tubes add soul!

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    Fantastic! Thanks sooo much. :)

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