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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:43 pm 
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I have recently acquired a pair of Katanas and am ready to take the wiring to the next level.

I am currently running a standard single connect hookup and wish to up the anti.

I have done some research on bi ad tri wiring but am still a little unsure

I understand the separation process somewhat, but the labeling on the speaker backside #1 and #2 high have me mixed up,, are both connected or just one?? Me lost on that

please help!

As well I'm inclined to bi- amp the circuit, wanna get everything I can out of these wonderful speakers, likely I will be running the low off my scott monoblocks and the hi off my newly acquired Cambridge 740a

please advise on the correct hookups please


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:57 pm 
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You can bi-amp Katanas. Not tri-amp them. High frequencies you can chose #1 or #2 only.
I have Katanas also and enjoing them a lot.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:46 am 
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thanks for the reply, was only referring to Bi-amping, its was the tri-wiring that I mentioned

what is the difference between #1 and #2 high?

please elaborate

anyone have a guide/booklet on these gemmes?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:57 am 
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These attached images explain Bi-Wire/AMP/Tri-Wire/Amp configuration.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:03 pm 
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thank you for the diagram, but am still lost

I have three terminals on the back of my katanas

low

high 1

high 2

I am powering with a pair of monoblocks

please clarify for me

ty


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:45 pm 
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if you're running 2 monoblocks then tri-amping is pretty much out of the question not impossible but maybe too much over your head being your not sure and your already lost :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:02 pm 
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I'm not familiar with your speakers, high 2 is probably the mid.
As far as I know ,you can't tri-amp with 2 mono blocks, maybe someone knows otherwise. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:09 pm 
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Tie the two uppers together with speaker wire, power the lower one for bass.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:20 pm 
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It might be worth contacting the company directly to ask.

I seem to recall some speakers that had two sets of binding posts for the mids/highs that provided different tweeter/mid levels, instead of using a pot.

I am of course often wrong. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:39 pm 
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thanks for all the help so far,

i've got it bi wired right now, but only connections made to the low and high 2 posts, I have left the high 1 alone

I figured that there was a choice between two high crossover circuits

sounds ok, but maybe I'll bridge the #1 and #2 position and see if there is any change


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:42 pm 
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Preda-tech wrote:
I'm not familiar with your speakers, high 2 is probably the mid.
As far as I know ,you can't tri-amp with 2 mono blocks, maybe someone knows otherwise. :wink:

damn, my meds are making me loopy.i didnt even clue in on MONO-blocks :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:55 pm 
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anthemx2 wrote:
thanks for all the help so far,

i've got it bi wired right now, but only connections made to the low and high 2 posts, I have left the high 1 alone

I figured that there was a choice between two high crossover circuits

sounds ok, but maybe I'll bridge the #1 and #2 position and see if there is any change

Don't bridge the, try one or two, but not both.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:12 pm 
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Here.................
http://www.sanibelhifi.com/_store/Displ ... ID=GEM_KAT

More detail

http://www.soundstage.com/equipment/gem ... katana.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:42 pm 
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Sweet

I thought so

ok, now time to bi-amp the beauties!

any suggestions here??

the tube monoblocks for the bottom end??

solid state for the top--cambridge 740a???

or vice versa?

preamping through my Nad 7155 as my mkintosh mx110 has an output issue in one channel


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:46 pm 
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9 times out of 10 you want SS on the woofers and tubes on the tweets.

Those speakers look beautiful :drool:


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