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2 systems - 1 output question..

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Lyle_E, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. Lyle_E

    Lyle_E Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2003
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    I am an average Joe with a limited knowledge when it comes to audio equipment..... and a budget to match...
    I was thinking of a situation, but as I read further and gather more information, I think i grasp the idea behind Bi-amping, as I read in the primer (which I am still rooting around in) and another thread.

    Two sepereate signals HF and LF to the same speaker (that can support bi-amping)
    and not running one signal into another amp and splitting it off from there. (which is what I thought bi-amping was at first)

    I am putting this to a new thread so as to avoid hijacking another thread.
    I have my old HTiB sitting idle in another room and it drives me crazy... (its not really that good but it did serve its purpose in the past)

    Would it be advantageous to take that second system and use it for the sole purpose of surround signal? I don't want to overload the surround channels by adding more speakers but I would like to increase the amount of speakers to the rear of the room.

    Splitting the signal from the DVD into to separate amps and leave the primary amp as it is. take the secondary amp turn off the front channel and run just the rear channel and passive 10" sub


    Splitting the rear signal off as it exits the primary amp and run one lead to the speakers and another to the second amp? then go from there....

    Is this just plain overkill or is it worth the effort for the end result?

    someday I will upgrade but until then....

    Thank you,

    "The only Dumb question is the one that goes unasked"
    "you gotta learn sometime...."
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

    Wayne A. Pflughaupt Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 1999
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    I’m afraid your post is pretty fuzzy. It’s not clear which DVD player you’re talking about (the one on the HTIB or the one in your current system), what you mean by “separate,” “primary” and “secondary” amps (Built into the receiver? Or the old HTIB? A separate multi-channel amp?). Not to mention, nothing in the body of the post remotely resembles the title of the thread - which only adds to the confusion.

    A couple of things are certain, though. First: Unless the HTIB has pre in/main out jacks (probably doesn’t), you can consider it out of the picture. Second:

  3. Lyle_E

    Lyle_E Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2003
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    Sorry about that, I was trying....
    Something along the lines of this
    Using rear output into the audio input on the secondary amp/reciever.
  4. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2002
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    Ah. So you're taking the pre-outs on the surround channels, to power a second amp, to power 4 more surround speakers. This sounds like it should work. This is unrelated to biamping, etc, though. And then you'd have like 6 surround channels? That seems like overkill, except for maybe like a big 7.1 setup with 4 L/R surrounds, and then 2 rear backs.

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