Bi-wired speakers into Yamaha Amp?

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  1. steve 111

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    Just bi-wired my speakers, how do I now connect to the amp as my amp has two sets of front speaker inputs A and B. So do I use inputs A and B, or do I twist together the relevant strands and just go into Input A?

    My Amp is a Yamaha RXV650 if that helps.
     
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    What you do is make sure you have the cables marked for the HFE and LFE. Then put the LFE (for arguement sake) into the A input on both the amp and HFE on the speaker. Then repeat with the second cable to the LFE on the speaker and B input on the Yamaha. Then selet the amp to use A and B on the main speakers and then 'hey presto' your bi-wired:lesson:
     
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    I also have the RXV650 & my speakers are connected bi wired to the amp,just use A+B speaker connector as Dfour said,connect the HF to one of them & the LF to one of them & switch them both on.
     
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    excuse my ignorance....do you only bi wire the front 2 speakers and not the rest ?
     
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    all can be done but front 2 are the common starting point.
     
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    Dfour/Cosmicone, i'm now a little confused :confused: I understand I can now use both speaker inputs A and B providing I switch them both on. What I don't understand is what strand from the speakers goes into what terminal on the amp.

    Could one of you explain it using the method below:-

    Left Front, HF +ve --------> e.g. Input A, Left +ve
    Left Front, HF -ve -------->
    Left Front, LF +ve -------->
    Left Front, LF -ve -------->

    Obviously once i've got this I should be able to work out the Right front for myself. :blush:

    Lastly, if I biwire the centre speaker which only has one pair of inputs I assume I just twist the +ves together and insert into the +ve terminal?
     
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    Surely if he uses the A AND B channels on the amp, then he is technically BIAMPING (withint the Amp itself) as well as BIWIRING ?! :confused:
     
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    Steve 111. To be totally honest with you I dont think it really matters as long as you have + to + and - to - from the amp to speakers. I would recommend that you use the same amp, for example A- and A+ to go to the HFE on BOTH SPEAKERS just for total balance on each speaker. If your centre has only one set of terminal I wouldnt bother doing any more than connecting one set of cables from the amp to the speaker.:lesson:

    DB298 Even if he is using both channels on the amp he is still using the same amp and drawing even more power to do it. I did this for a while until I lucked out and got my Rotel 981 cheap. Using a power amp with the Yamaha internal amp is bi-amping and it makes a lot more difference than bi-wiring:D:smashin:
     
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    Left Front, HF +ve -------->Input A, Left +ve
    Left Front, HF -ve -------->Input A left -ve
    Left Front, LF +ve -------->input B left +ve
    Left Front, LF -ve -------->Input B left -ve

    Also the right speaker will be the same

    Right Front, HF +ve -------->Input A, Right +ve
    Right Front, HF -ve -------->A,Right -ve
    Right Front, LF +ve -------->B,Right +ve
    Right Front, LF -ve -------->B,right -ve


    i wish this clears things for u.
     
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    Cosmicone, Thats what i thought but thanks for clarifying. :thumbsup:
     
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    No probs Steve111
     

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