Will this amp suffice?


Hi All,

I am receiving my speakers this week, which will be the Monitor Audio Gold Reference 60's (http://www.monitoraudio.com/products/gold/series/Gold_Reference_60.htm) I am very new to the world of tubes and was hoping I can get some input about speaker/amp matching. I am currently using the Shanling CD-T100 CD Player (http://www.shanling.com/CD-T100.htm) and enjoy it thoroughly. I would like to use the Shanling SP-80 monoblocks (http://www.shanling.com/SP-80C.htm) for synergy in the system, but I am not sure if they will suffice for the speakers? I am not sure how to tell if they will have sufficient power (I am not very clued up on tube amplifiers). Below is a link to the amplifier.

Any help would be appreciated!
C. Lerner,
South Africa
xenithon
Xenithon- Your link did not show. Provide some specs, please, and speaker efficiency.
Hi There,

I currently have 2 options which I need to decide on, perhaps you can help with the decision. I am downscaling from B&W Matrix 801 S3's, and the main thing I want is to ONLY downscale and not downgrade in terms of quality. I cannot unfortunately setup a home audition. The two candidates are:
Monitor Audio GR-60
Frequency Response +/- 3dB 28Hz-30KHZ
Sensitivity (1W@1M) 90dB
Nominal Impedance (Ohms) 6
Power Handling RMS (W) 200
Drive Unit Complement 2 x 6.5" RST® bass, 1 x 6.5" RST mid,
1 x 25mm Gold Dome C-CAM tweeter
Bass Alignment Triple chamber differentially tuned sealed mid-section reflex bass sections
External Dimensions cm approx. 106Hx20Wx33D

Elac 209 Jet
Dimensions H × W × D 1030 × 200 × 285 mm
Gross Volume 58l
Weight 19 kg
Principle 2½-ways, bass reflex
Woofer 2 × 180 mm AS cone
Tweeter 1 × JET
Recom. Amplifier Power
at Nominal Impedance 30-300 W / channel
Crossover Frequencies 2,500 / 2,700 Hz
Sensitivity 90 dB / 2.83 V / 1 m
Nominal Impedance
suitable for amplifiers (from ... to) 4 Ohm
4 ... 8 Ohm
Minimum Impedance 3.5 Ohm at 190 Hz
Frequency Range 32 ··· 35,000 Hz
Nominal / Peak Power Handling 160 / 200 W

Thanks for the help,
X
Hi Guys,

Most people have said that the 50W from the Shanling is more than ample due to the efficiency and other ratings of the Monitor Audio GR-60s (the speakers I finally decided to purchase). However I have the opportunity to purchase at a very good price an Electrocompaniet ECI-3 integrated amp, which is a solid state integrated rated 70Wx2 (and obviously very high current). Will this be able to control the Monitor Audio GR-60's?

Thanks for the help,
X
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