Denon 3808 with Kef 3005.1

Is the 3808 overkill for the Kef 3005.1 speaker package?


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JustDavid

Active Member
Quick concensus, is the 3808 overkill with these speakers, should I really be looking at the 2808. I'm asking because in another thread on here a comment was made that with these budget speakers I should really buy a budget amp, not the 3808.
 

adrianwright

Active Member
I voted for Overkill. Just have a feeling that the 2808 maybe a better choice IMHO.

Regards


Adrian
 

mikim

Well-known Member
If you have the budget, then it is not overkill. You will get better results at higher volumes, as you wont be driving the Amp as hard as you would with the 2808. Watch you don't ramp up the volume too much though as the Kefs will be overdriven (amp - 130W max > Kefs 100w Max) you will have room for spikes, but you wouldn't want to overdrive them for too long.

If you decide to upgrade your speakers at some point then the 3808 will be a better buy.:thumbsup:
 

JustDavid

Active Member
If you have the budget, then it is not overkill. You will get better results at higher volumes, as you wont be driving the Amp as hard as you would with the 2808. Watch you don't ramp up the volume too much though as the Kefs will be overdriven (amp - 130W max > Kefs 100w Max) you will have room for spikes, but you wouldn't want to overdrive them for too long.

If you decide to upgrade your speakers at some point then the 3808 will be a better buy.:thumbsup:

Having just looked at the Kef website, they seem to agree with you as they say;

"We do not recommend any specific Brands or Models.
However, we can give a few hints on what to look for when selecting your Amplifier/Receiver.

Amplifier requirement figures (Watts) are intended only as a guide.
As a general rule buy the most powerful amplifier that you can afford within the specified range and use it with great care.
It is easier to damage the loudspeaker with a small amplifier driven into distortion using too much volume with bass and treble boost, than with a large amplifier which has plenty of power in reserve.
If in doubt, ask your dealer."

So I might still plump for the 3808.
 

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