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Bi amping with 10p & P35

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by Timmy C, May 13, 2005.

  1. Timmy C

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    Anyone tried using a P35 along with a 10p for bi amping? Just ordered a P35 (thanks Crusty) and wondered which one to use for the bass. Obviously I'll try it both ways but I'm always interested in other peoples thoughts/experience.

    Cheers
     
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    Not tried it myself but should work well. If you use speaker plugs it is going to be a pain as the P35 will have 4mm sockets and the P10 has the BFA types.

    I had a P10 and an P90 for a while and this made experimenting a pain.

    Cheers

    Dave
     
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    Surely I can just switch the cables round at the speaker end to experiment!

    It's a shame though as my cables were terminated at the amp end with 4mm plugs but I cut them off to fit BFA's for my 2 10p's. Looks like I'll be changing one set back again!
     
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    Hi Timmy

    There is one trick I forgot to mention. If you want to leave the BFA plugs on you can make up a short lead with 4mm plugs on each end. A 4mm plug will fit into a BFA plug.

    The BFA connector is still a 4mm connection except the "plug" is on the amp and the "socket" end the end of the wire. So you can plug a BFA "plug" into a 4mm plug.

    The BFA was to get round the EU rule that bans 4mm plugs on home electronics. This was introduced so people with EU type mains sockets would not plug their speakers into the mains :)

    The manufacturers now put the plastic bungs in the 4mm sockets instead of fitting BFAs.

    HTH

    Dave
     
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    You're welcome Timmy. If anyone else is looking for some Arcam FMJ bargains then check out the trade ads section of Zerogain forum.
     
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    If you use good quality Z-plugs you can plug them into 4m banana sockets or BFA sockets.
     
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    Crustyloafer

    I`m looking for some good upgrade for my system, specielly Audio preformance in 2-channels

    I have Arcam AVR300 + Arcam DV79. Do you think that Arcam P35 will make a good combo with AVR300?

    I have today JAMO D830 loudspeakers, Bi-Amped through my AVR300 but I`m about to change the speakers as well to the new B&W 805S.

    I'm interested in yours and others thoughts/experience.
     
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    What's a Z plug? Don't think I've come across them before.
     
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    The P35 would make a big improvement in performance over using the amplification in the AVR300. This would take a lot of the strian off the transformer in the AVR300 and leave it with more current to drive the centre and rears.
     
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    Z Plugs are BFA style plugs that have a Z shaped opening down the side of the contact area of the plug which allows the to expand or contract to fit into standard 4mm banana sockets. We sell thse in the shop, give me a bell on Monday and I can get some sent down with your amp if you need them.
     
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    Cheers Crusty but I've spent more money than I should have over the last few days so the Z plugs will have to wait!
     
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    They're only £2.50 each, not exactly breaking the bank.
     

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