Biamping Pass labs x5

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  1. krishen

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    hi guys, im using my pass labs x5 five channel amp for 2 channel stereo music atm with my tagmclaren av32r processor. isit possible to biamp the 2 channels as i have 3 channels spare? if i can how wud this be done and would it improve the sound at all?
     
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    You just need a pair of RCA splitters, such as these.
     
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    and how exactly does it work im not fimiliar with biamping.
     
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    Plug a splitter into the the relevant pre-out on the pre-amp, then run two cables to two channels on the power amp. Remove the bars connecting the bi-ampable speaker's binding posts, and run speaker wire from the two power amp channels to the binding posts, maintaining the +/- pariring and polarity, as described and illustrated in the manual accompanying your biampable speakers (whatever they are). I therefore suggest reviewing that documentation for further clarification and hookup diagrams.

    As to whether it will improve the sound: you will have to experiment for yourself. Responses here range from "none at all" to "night and day".
     

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