My Samson servo 120 has failed after many years and I am looking for recommended SMALL amp to push my Yorkville yesm1i speakers. I rarely push my speakers half so just something with a small footprint and a good price. Any ideas welcome thanks!
Here are my speaker specs and I’m using the UR 28 M audio interface from Steinberg.
System Type 2-Way
Active or Passive Passive
Program Power (Watts) 70
Nominal Impedance (Ohms) 6
Sensitivity (dB @1Watt/1m) 90
Frequency Response (Hz +/- 3db) 40-20,000
Crossover Frequency (Hz) 2500
Driver Configuration 1 inch, 6.5 inch
HF Driver(s) 1 inch Soft (Silk) Dome - Medium Viscosity Ferrofluid Cooled
LF Driver(s) 6.5 inch Foam Surround
Sheilding Dual Magnet on Woofer and Tweeter
Inputs - Binding Post 1
Enclosure Materials MDF Wood
Baffle Material Gray PVC Clad MDF Wood
Port(s) Tuned 2 inch Cylindrical
Covering / Finish Charcoal Gray Laminate
Other Details Shipped in Mirrored Pairs.
Dimensions (DWH xbackW, inches) 9 x 10 x 16
Dimensions (DWH xbackW, cm) 23 x 25 x 41
Weight (lbs/kg) 18 / 8
Specifications subject to change without notice
“Nominal Impedance (Ohms) 6” is a strange ohmage I would expect 8 ohm for a standard bookshelf speaker.
I think you need to take this into account when searching for a new amp, as advice I would recommend a amp which with powerspecs above the specs of the speakers, even when you don’t push the speakers hard (won’t be difficult as most amps do deliver above 100 watts regarding 19 inch rack amps).
I know a lot of brand snobs will jump down my throat for this one but the Behringer A500 is a cracking little amp for the price. I do agree that a lot of Behringer stuff is a bit nasty, but they do come out with plenty of little gems and this is one of them .
The Alesis that the Behringer is modeled after sounds better, have used both for longer periods.
The Alesis has one flaw, and that is the safety relay. They have used a very cheap one that will fail after a year or two.
They start to click on and off, and then fail altogether. Luckily they are pin compatible with the better japanese ones.
I dug up my old Hafler amp, and never got around to fixing the Alesis.
The NAD amps I have listened to were pretty good and affordable.