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Bi-Amp vs Bi-Wire my Speakers - Help!

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   WendellW



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Posted August 06 2006 - 11:03 AM

Hi all: I just installed my all-Klipsch 5.1 system (RB-81-Mains, RC-62-Center, RW-10d-SW, and 5650-S-Surrounds) and was reviewing my receiver (Denon 2807) manual and saw that I can take my unused Surround Back amp and "Bi-Amp" my front main speakers, if I chose to. The manual says this would provide "dynamic sound with a range wider than that of full range systems" if I did this. The Denon is rated at 110x7 watts. So this would take an additional 110w and send them to the Klipsch Mains, WHICH are set up for "bi-WIRING" (and I note the difference between "bi-amp" and "bi-wire"). So my questions are: 1) Can I bi-amp these speakers (rated at 150w/RMS - 600 Peak), and 2) Will i gain any perceptible benefif from this? Help me please! Thanks/Wendell

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Seth=L



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Posted August 06 2006 - 11:17 AM

It should provide you with you with better dynamics provided they are getting twice the power. In my experiance Bi-amping is good while bi-wiring seems to have no effect. More power better, same power and weird connection just not seeing it. Seth=L

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted August 07 2006 - 07:47 AM

Biwiring serves no purpose. Bi amping generally requires separate amps for maximum benefit. By biamping from a receiver, you are still using the same power supply so the benefit is not as big as having separate amps.
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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   EvanW


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Posted August 08 2006 - 10:27 AM

bi wiring doesnt do anything at all, bi amping does, but like john i really dont think bi amping from ur receiver is gonna do much, but go get another power amp and u might hear a difference i dont know, that also depends on ur ears, u could always run ur midbass drivers off ur solid state receiver and get a valvestate for ur mids and ur tweeters and i think ull hear a difference then, i dunno if id do it in revese because most tube amps dont do low freq as well as high but that also depends on the amp.

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