Is this a good idea?

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  1. RobertHO

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    After about a year of reading reviews on this and other forums and websites, and after listening to them myself, I have finally purchased a pair of Paradigm Studio 40's. (don't have them yet) [​IMG]

    I was wondering if it's a good idea to biwire/biamp the 40's using the "Speaker B" outputs on my Onkyo TX-DS595.

    So when I'm in stereo mode with both speakers A and B engaged I should be biamping the 40's?

    Of course this would only work in Stereo and Direct mode.

    Has anybody tried this?
     
  2. John Garcia

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    Studio 40s with this receiver sounds like an accident waiting to happen. I would HIGHLY recommend you not try to biamp in the way you are saying, because 1) It won't gain you anything by doing this since it is the same amp, and 2) this will create a condition in which the speakers can easily be driven to distortion and fry the tweeters in short order.

    No offense, but I don't feel the 595 has enough power to adequately drive the 40s. I would strongly recommend external amplification.
     
  3. BrianWoerndle

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    A and B speakers are never meant to be run at the same time. You are taking the amp and splitting the power, giving each only half the power. At half the power, clipping and distortion will occur even sooner.
     
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    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    A and B Speaker terminals will not work at the same time on
    any of Onkyo's Recievers. And even if you could use A and B
    at the same time, chances are the internal amps would fry.

    Onkyo's Receivers sound great, but thier amplifier section
    is weak. I use my 787 as a pre/pro and I drive the speakers
    with an Onkyo M-282 2 channel Power Amp and it sounds loads
    better, but there again it lacks the guts of other companies
    amps..

    Only only rates thier amps to 6 Ohm, anything less and they
    will void the warranty!
     
  5. RobertHO

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    John,

    I guess I don't know how the amps on the Onkyo work. I assumed all channels will be putting out their rated 85 watts, so if I wire my speakers as I descibed above, the 40's would effectively be getting 170 watts total. (max)

    Or maybe I just don't understand biamping and biwiring?

    Can anybody else give me a opinion or explanation why this wouldn't work?
     
  6. RobertHO

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    Okay Thanks guys, my last post was before your explanations. Thanks for the info.

    BTW I a newbie[​IMG]
     

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