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Author:  paulnijs1 [ Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:00 am ]
Post subject:  Bi-wiring speakers.

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.

Author:  brownslane [ Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bi-wiring speakers.

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.

Author:  paulnijs1 [ Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bi-wiring speakers.

Thanks very much .

Author:  natedog [ Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bi-wiring speakers.

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).

Author:  Sasklite [ Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bi-wiring speakers.

And check with the amp manufacturer, report back.

Author:  Bumpy [ Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bi-wiring speakers.

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.

Author:  paulnijs1 [ Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bi-wiring speakers.

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.

Author:  Bumpy [ Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bi-wiring speakers.

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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