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That's a 1/2 Watt speaker...so we're "only" talking maybe 1 Watt max for the two units.

Since this is well within the capability of the Voltage Converter, providing 10V AC is probably enough.  That is, even if it was a 10V AC pure-sine, the voltage reaches ~14V peak which ought to be enough to maintain 9V DC output at light loads.  Plus, if the 10V AC is from a chopped-sine controller fed by an 18V AC brick, the peaks are much higher.

I'd just try it.  If you start to hear the tell-tale AC "hum" that will be the voltage converter output dipping from lack of enough peak input voltage.  If it's just a little bit of hum you could turn down the Converter to, say, 8V DC.  This will drop the volume a few dB but the voltage converter might be able to maintain a steady 8V so no hum.  A simple tradeoff. 

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