How To Identify
Audio Speakers
That Create The Best Combination
With The
Aum Acoustics
Integrated 45 Tube Amplifier

Finding An Ultimate Solution

You ideally should have two speaker systems (one for a low powered tube amp that is emotionally seductive and one that is neutral and bland and probably involves connecting an active pro audio monitor) and optionally use a pair of subwoofers if you’re interested in listening to electronic music and also tracking, mixing, and mastering your own music.

However, based upon decades of audio experience, I’m now recommending  one specific pair of audio speakers made by one manufacturer that is my ideal pick for size, weight, cost and audio reproduction with my 45 tube amplifier. These are now the backbone of a really excellent music listening and system and I’ll explain why below.

There are many different speakers and types of speakers that you could purchase for your needs – high efficiency, compression horns, box speakers (sealed or ported), transmission line, open baffle and a myriad of other combinations. Over the last number of decades, I’ve built most all of these various types to learn about each one and have sold other manufactured speaker designs. I know first hand what each of these designs can and cannot do. I’ve gone from high efficiency to low efficiency designs. Low powered powered amps to high powered amps and everything in between. 

I’m finally at a place in my life when I can highly recommend this ultimate speaker design that I’ve recently discovered. Without a doubt, you are going to enjoy them and find them useful for a very long time. My goal is to use a pair of speakers like this that are worth owning and then to have them hold their value and be flexible so they can be passed on beyond my life. These are speakers that truly are heirloom in both build and sound quality. They are “desert island” speakers and could be only ones you need to own for the remainder of your life. But they don’t have the bling factor that you might expect since I don’t pay for unnecessary veneering and other external non-sonic improvements. My goal is to use the best components in the best way and the speakers that I now own and recommend are it.

These high efficiency speakers (the same ones I’m sharing here) will cause you to want to listen to music with low powered tube amps and you’ll find many times when you simply do not want to turn the music off and go to bed or perform other tasks that you should do if getting away was easy. It won’t be. That is, if you’re using the 45 tube amp that I have built. Are there other amps that sound as good? Maybe. However, I doubt it since whenever I look at the inside circuits I still see low quality components being used. Even though the price might be high for these amps, most of their price goes to sources other than the manufacturer. That represents easily 60% of what is paid for their amps. Then, the amps still need to be build to be profitable for the manufacturer and lower cost components are used whenever possible. The high end stuff I use typically is only seen in the most ungodly expensive components like the high end Audio Note creations. Those too bust be built to show a profit for the manufacturer but in my opinion are totally unnecessary unless the purchaser has money to burn and doesn’t care. That’s not me.

I will only build this 45 tube amplifier the correct way using only the highest level of components that I can include and have tested through decades of working with these components in other amps. Even wire makes a huge contribution and its rare to find someone who only uses all single crystal wire with the least capacitance possible throughout an entire amp design like I do. I’ll try to document what I do on other pages of this website but realize that documenting everything I do and everything I’ve gone through to come up with these conclusions is impossible within a website format. I’ll do the best I can but it won’t be easy.

What Are The Speakers I Now Use & Recommend?

More about that later. Stay tuned.