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AX3 cuts out! –_speaker connections?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by astro, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. astro

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    dear all,

    Having a problem. I recently added a centre speaker to my setup, a B&W which is capable of bi-wire input. I purchased QED SA Bi-wire for it to match the front two B&W speakers, and connected it up, but when i plugged it all in and played a movie disc, after a few seconds the amp switched onto standby i.e. switched itself off. I kept trying, sometimes it would play for a few seconds, but when it seemed to get louder this would trigger it to switch itself off.

    I messed about with the settings/connections, and noticed that if i take two of the bi-wire connections out of the centre it sorts it out, but should this be the case, after all, the centre is bi-wirable?
    How and why is this happening, and should i just leave it the way it is. I am finding the centre a bit 'bass-ey'.

    cheers

    Astro
     
  2. TheBlueVoice

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    I think the bi-amp option is meant only for the front left/right pair...

    I take it that you selected the bi-amp option in the setup menu?
    This causes the the front left/right signals to be sent to 2 amps each.
     
  3. astro

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    I'm trying to bi-wire the centre (B&W LCR60).
    The front two (B&W CDM 1NT's) have QED Silver ann Bi Wire cable.

    I mean the centre connection terminals, which are bi-wire capable.

    Any ideas?

    Astro
     
  4. Quatermass

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    Be worth checking whether any strands of the speaker cables are touching each other at the connectors (i.e. “shorting out”). This could cause the amp to go into standby.
     

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