Newbie with Incatech Claymore question?
Hello all! I am new on this forum but found it whilst googling for information about the Inca Tech Claymore amplifier. I have owned one of these amps since the early 1990's, when I bought it off a photographer at my then workplace for the princely sum of £60!!
Since then it has given me many years of faithful service with no problems. I now live over in SW France and the Claymore is powering some Mission 731 speakers on Gale stands. These were a Richer Sounds purchase back in the day.
Some of my stuff is still back in the UK including the manual for the Claymore (in a box in the loft!!). I have been trying to find out the specifications for the Claymore and specifically what ohm speakers can be used with the amp?
I have always been pretty happy with the combination of Claymore and Mission 731 speakers, however the lounge where the system is in our French home is 42 sq metres. The other day we were out a a Vide Grenier Village (literally Village Barn Sale) in which many households have a clear out! I came across a pair of Dual CL 160 speakers in mint condition and made a impulse purchase, mainly based upon their fab retro 70's appearance of wood veneer cabinets and aluminium grilles. Seems they are of 1974-75 vintage, but are in amazing well cared for condition. Only paid €45 for the pair so not much to lose! Seems they cost around 368 Deutsche Marks in 1974-75, which equates to about £147 at the time..so not cheap! Haven't been able to find that much information on them on the web?
Anyway, I connected them up to the Claymore and they sound very good, much bassier than the Missions, but this is no surprise given their much greater size and the larger 10" woofer.
However I have realised that they are 4 ohm speakers and I have a sneaking suspicion that the Claymore is 8 ohms? Can anyone confirm this and do you see any issues for the Claymore in driving these speakers? Don't want to risk damaging it! Also any thoughts on the speakers themselves?