Sunfire 300x2

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Sunfire 300x2

Post by mrjazz1959 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:56 pm

Just purchased my first Sunfire, man what a great sounding amp. I would like to upgrade my speakers (Definitive Tec) and replace them with a pair of Klipsch Cornwall III 's.
I wonder if this would be a good match for a 300 x 2 ?

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I appreciate any thoughts about this, Thanks in advance.
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Re: Sunfire 300x2

Post by jjptkd » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:14 am

Cornwall III's would sound great, basically very similar to the Chorus II's I run, very smooth combo and the 300 has plenty of kick.
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Re: Sunfire 300x2

Post by kingman » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:46 am

YES!
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Re: Sunfire 300x2

Post by rah » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:15 am

mrjazz1959 wrote:Just purchased my first Sunfire, man what a great sounding amp. I would like to upgrade my speakers (Definitive Tec) and replace them with a pair of Klipsch Cornwall III 's.
I wonder if this would be a good match for a 300 x 2 ?
I appreciate any thoughts about this, Thanks in advance.
Haven't heard the Cornwalls, but based on my experience using both a 300 x 2 and a 600 x 2 with Chorus II's also, I'd expect nothing but good results.

Also, with the Chorus II's there is a slight difference in top end sound between using the Sunfire's current and voltage outputs. So that gives you an option to adjust sound if wanted.

I've used the Sunfire amps now on Klipsch Chorus II's, Magnepan MMG's, 1.5's, 1.6's, 1.7's, 2.7's, Legacy Studio's and NHT SuperOnes. All were great matches.
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Re: Sunfire 300x2

Post by tinpan » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:20 am

Hi Mr. Jazz,

I think it would sound great on the 300 x 2. I have a pair doing surround duties on a 400 x 5. I've had several combinations of Sunfire amps and Klipsch speakers and all of them sound great.

I see you are in DC, I am just south in Fredericksburg. You are welcome to run the I 95 traffic gauntlet and come on down. I have a couple Klipsch setups.
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2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

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Re: Sunfire 300x2

Post by mrjazz1959 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:36 am

Thanks for the responses and the hospitality ....:-)
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