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P8 Mono Blocks - how do I connect them?

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by david35580, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. david35580

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    Hi All,
    I have one P8 Bi-Amped with my Alpha 8 as a pre-amp.
    I have bought another P8 intending to use both power amps as mono-blocks.
    My problem is that I haven't a clue how to connect them together.
    Do I keep the mono U-link in situ or take it out? I have it out at the moment, but I'm not sure if it should be.

    How do I wire the Pre-amp to the power amps?
    The speakers I presume need connecting to the SP1 left outputs of one P8 and the right SP1 outputs of the other.
    Does that mean that half of each amp isn't actually used!!?

    Any help would be gratefully received. many thanks,
    David Edwards
     
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    Have you read the manual?
     
  3. david35580

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    Yes I have read the manual, which has useful diagrams of how to bi-wire one's speakers but on the subject of bi-amping with two power amps says it is 'particularly beneficial for top quality stereo installations' and then suggests contacting your local dealer for more info.
    As I have purchased all the bits second-hand I didn't think a dealer would be interested. However, as it seems no-one who reads this forum knows how to bi-amp either (judging by the poor responce to my plea for help), I will have to sidle into the local shop and hope they see me as a potential customer, worth helping. Thanks for looking at the thread anyway.
    David
     

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