Biwire amp into non biwire speakers?

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  1. Dunky

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    I've got an old technics mini separates system (SC-HD510) I have dug out of the loft. The amp on this thing has 8 speaker outputs, 4 for each speaker (2 marked "high frequecy" and 2 marked "low frequency"). Think the original speakers were biwireable (ie 4 terminals) but I no longer have these and want to replace with some JBL speakers I have knocking around (control 1's). Thing is that JBLs only have 2 terminals (the usual +ve and -ve). Question is can I hook these up in some way without damaging the amp? If so, how? Cheers. Duncan
     
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    You could modify the crossovers but I would question if it would be worth it
     
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    So we're saying that this isn't really possible then? Out of interest, what kind of damage could this do?

    Can anyone recommend some cheapish, compact speakers that can be biwired?
     
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    Sorry, I did not make myself clear. The crossover can be modified but generally speaking the sound quality difference tends to be subtle and may also slightly degrade the sound quality

    However, it is not for me to stop you experimenting and the risks are relatively low
     
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    You could just wire up to one pair on the amp but there's the risk that you could damage the unloaded output. It seems from the manual that the high/low channels also have independent EQ so biwire speakers would be the way to go.

    Missions budget offerings tend to be biwireable & there's a guy selling some here. I bought his M30is together with the M34is so you're out of luck there! Think he still has M70 & 71 though.
     
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    Thanks crocodile. I have some Mission M71's which are biwireable in beech. Mint condition.

    Link as in crocodiles thread above.
     
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