maybe a silly question but can you biwire a SVS CS?

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  1. Keir H

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    Just curious if you had more than one spare amp channel left and wanted to send a CS model more power. Would it make a difference for headroom if any at all? This is of course until you can get an extra SVS to use independently on that spare channel. [​IMG]
     
  2. Keith Mickunas

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    This would be bridging the amplifier, not biwiring the SVS. Biwring involves running two sets of wires from a single amp channel to a speaker that has separate connections for the high and low end. Bridging an amplifier involves taking the same signal to two amp channels and combining them together into one output. That depends on the specifications of your amp.

    Another alternative that may be what your thinking is two split the signal to the amp, then connect both speaker outputs to one input on the sub. Is this what you meant? I think this would be bad, very bad in fact, but I can't say for sure.
     
  3. Dan Hine

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    Keir,

    What amplifier are you using? It is possible to put most, if not all pro amps into parallel mode which means you only connect one amp channel from your sub pre-out but internally the amp sends the signal to both channels. In this manner it would not hurt the amp at all to connect both outputs to the sub. I'm not sure how much peak power the SVS subs can take though, so you may want to wait for their advice.

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    Dan Hine
     

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