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Bi Amping a receiver

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by easyrider, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. easyrider

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    Hi guys,

    I have a Yamaha RX650 amp, its a 7.1 amp and has support to output to two front channels at once (100w per channel) or 1 channel giving 145w i think.

    anyway i would like to know if its possible to bi amp and bi wire a speaker to a receiver using othe rchannels like the rear channels.

    would this damage the amp/speakers.

    I only use the amp in stereo as i only have a stereo setup. the speakers ate monitor audio B6 speakers.

    Thanks

    on a side note can anyone recommend a better amp to do with the speakers, the Bass is a bit heavy sometimes.
     
  2. Astaroth

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    Only a few AVRs formally support bi-amping but it is possible to do bi-amping with any that have pre-outs & multi-zones.

    The idea is that you take the pre-out for the L&R channel and put it into an unused stereo input (EG Tape). You then set zone 2 source as Tape and use the zone 2 speaker connections to go to the other set of terminals on your speakers. Remember to remove the bridge between the 2 pairs of terminals.

    Any amp can bi-wire as long as you have room to put the 2 cables into the connector (though a lot of amps have A & B sockets to help with this)

    There are lots of debates on here about the virtues of bi-amping & bi-wiring but for the cost of a short stretch of wire I think it can be worth while to trying it for yourself.
     

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