Powering the Totem Skylight Loudspeakers with Schiit's Aegir Amplifier

To Doug Schneider,

I enjoyed your review of [the Totem Acoustic Skylight loudspeakers]. Did you get a feel of how hard these are to drive? I was thinking about trying them with my Schiit Audio Aegir (20Wpc class A).

John R.
United States

Small speakers usually aren’t that sensitive, so they need an appreciable amount of power to play to an appropriate volume level, but they typically aren’t too hard to drive, so the amplifier does not have to stay stable into a punishing load of, say, under 2 ohms. The Skylight, from what I could tell, is no exception. The 60Wpc (into 8 ohms) Schiit Audio Ragnarok 2 integrated amplifier I used delivered way more than enough power for the pair and was pretty much coasting the entire time, so providing your room isn’t too big and you don’t need to play the speakers extremely loud, which I wouldn’t buy these for anyway, my bet is your Aegir will do just fine. . . . Doug Schneider