Can I put this 5 channel amp to use?

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  1. Girish

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    I have two HK signature series 2.1 amps(100wpcx5). I am using one in my current 5.1 set up which is as follows
    Front- Infinity IL60
    Rear- Infinity IL50
    Center- Infinity IL36c
    Sub -Infinity IL120s
    Prepro- Proceed Pav/PDSD.
    The amps are not bridgable. Also the speakers donot have
    inputs to biamp.
    Is there a way to combine the two amps for increased wattage??
    Would using one amp to drive the fronts and the other to drive rears and center make any improvement? Although the amp is quite capable of driving all five simultaneously .
    Any suggestions?
     
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    If your current amp has enough power to drive everything, another amp probably isn't going to gain you a significant improvement, but you've got nothing to lose by trying it.

    DO NOT try to hook both amps up to the speakers at the same time, you will damage both amps.
     
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    I can see no good reason to use both amps. I'm sure the Signature can deliver its rated power to all channels simultaneously (unlike many receivers), so using one of them for the fronts and another for the rears isn't going to be any benefit. In the end you'll have five vacant amplifier channels, whether on one amp or distributed between two.

    Since you can’t bridge the amps, and you can’t bi-amp your speakers, it looks like your second amp is pretty much dead in the water. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since there’s a good chance that bridging or bi-amping would have delivered no noticeable improvement.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
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    Wayne and John,
    Thanks
    As always awesome response.
    Girish
     

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