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 Post subject: Bi-wiring speakers.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:00 am 
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Hello, I have an amp that has 2 sets of speaker posts per channel. If I set my amp to speaker A+B can I use a 4 to 4 cable and biwire my speakers. The thing I am not sure of
is that the amp manual says make sure you use a minimum of 16 Ohms speakers. Now my speakers are rated at 8 Ohms , so would the amp kill my speakers .?
Thank you all for your time.


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 Post subject: Re: Bi-wiring speakers.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:52 am 
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No fear that the amp will kill the speakers (provided the speakers are rated for the amp output). The fear is that the amp may overheat trying to drive lower resistances.


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 Post subject: Re: Bi-wiring speakers.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:15 am 
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Thanks very much .


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 Post subject: Re: Bi-wiring speakers.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:37 am 
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You will have 2 schools of thought on this thorny subject on here:

1. use better jumper cables at the speakers and drive those speakers with just one set of speaker cables ('2 to 2' in your terms)
This because the bi-wiring does nothing. Some say.

2. try it, what's to lose? It might be better - do read:
https://www.qacoustics.co.uk/blog/2016/ ... -benefits/

The 8 Ohm speaker load will remain the same. It's logical to switch the amp to A + B and use A + B outputs from said amp. The selector is employed usually when driving 2 sets of same speakers (where the load would rise to 4 Ohm).


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 Post subject: Re: Bi-wiring speakers.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:23 am 
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And check with the amp manufacturer, report back.

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 Post subject: Re: Bi-wiring speakers.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:33 am 
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natedog wrote:
You will have 2 schools of thought on this thorny subject on here:

1. use better jumper cables at the speakers and drive those speakers with just one set of speaker cables ('2 to 2' in your terms)
This because the bi-wiring does nothing. Some say.

2. try it, what's to lose? It might be better - do read:
https://www.qacoustics.co.uk/blog/2016/ ... -benefits/

The 8 Ohm speaker load will remain the same. It's logical to switch the amp to A + B and use A + B outputs from said amp. The selector is employed usually when driving 2 sets of same speakers (where the load would rise to 4 Ohm).


Thanks for the link. It is excellent.


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 Post subject: Re: Bi-wiring speakers.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:36 am 
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Thanks everyone just going to use jumpers .I have long enough cable to make some up.
The link is great thanks. .My speakers are Monitor Audio Gold GX 200 . They come with jumper cables made from the cables that are inside the speakers.


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 Post subject: Re: Bi-wiring speakers.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:38 am 
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There will be no additional load on the amplifier from bi-wiring.

There will only be an additional load if you were using two complete sets of speakers.


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