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Bi-amping the centre

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by bob007, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. bob007

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    Came up with a hairbrain scheme the other night, lets bi-amp my centre.

    What I would like to know is can this be done with my given equipment, and also would I benefit from doing this?

    I have a Denon 3801 which at the moment use for the processing and surround back amplification, and the Rotel 1075 sees to the rest of the amplification.

    Could I then run the LF from the Rotel and the HF from the Denon?

    Did read a bit on another thread about gain :confused:, is this something that would have to be taken into consideration if I were to go ahead.

    If it is possible how do you go about callibrating the speakers, is it just a case of running the test tones from the Denon whilst the cables to the Rotel are unplugged, then do the same with the Rotel with the cables unplugged from the Denon? :confused:

    TIA
     
  2. bob007

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    Anyone?
     
  3. deckard

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    Bob

    Wouldn't recommend splitting between the Rotel/Denon for LF/HF due to the problems re: gain.

    Gain is the degree a signal is amplified and is variable from brand to brand (even within brands), ie the Rotel may amplify a given signal 10x for instance and the Denon 12x. Therefore you could end up with a tonal imbalance as the treble or bass will be louder than the other. All in all, not a good idea.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. bob007

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    Certainly does, will leave it as it is then. Thanks for the reply. ;)
     

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