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How stooooooopid am I????

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by Bonzodogdick, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Bonzodogdick

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    Been bi-wiring my Arcam 8R to my KEF Q35.2's for about 3 years now. All well & good until I found tha Arcam manual and it hit me. Id connected my anniversary bi-wire cable correctly at the speakers, unfortunately Id crimped the two +'s cables together and the the 2 -'s together and bound them each to the same terminals at the back of the amp, ie: speaker 1. Ahhh. Ive now corrected it using the speaker 2 terminals for the LF connections and pressing the Spk2 switch just brings the whole thing to life like Ive had me ears syringed!!

    A warning to any bi-wire virgins out there. READ THE BLOODY INSTRUCTIONS!!

    Cant wait to get home now and spend the weekend dossing in hi-fi heaven :D
     
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    I dont know the 8R, but on a standard amplifier your original wiring is exactly what is required, so Im baffled to why it would make any difference. Maybe it switches the impedance differently ?
     
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    I dont know either. Perhaps its all in my mind, but the sound definately 'appears' to have more slam and much better seperation. Nope Im convinced there is a difference. Ill be adding a Power amp soon. Cant wait.
     
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    you've went from a bi-wire to a bi-amp setup from what I have deduced from your original description :)
     
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    shouldnt really be any advantage to doing that.
    biwiring is just taking the positive and negative from the amp and splitting each in two.
     
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    Hi I'm new to this so be gentle!

    I would strongly recomend Bi amping with a 8p or 9p. I've just got a 9p to work with my 9 intergrated, the improvments are vast! its like a brand new system! The instruments have been seperated, the clarity has just shone through! Go for the biamping matey!
     
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    Cheers Stoutman,

    Ive just purchased a 2nd hand 8P (it isnt here yet). Cant wait to try it out. :thumbsup:
     
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    how did you get on with the biamping?

    it's something im seriously considering!
     

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