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Tri-Amping Cambridge Azurs

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Spenny jnr, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. Spenny jnr

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    Right... bi-amping two intergrated amps is easy-enough.
    how do i tri-amp? i can't run it off the slave because the output will be too-high and i can't run it off the master because i only have one pre-out...

    any ideas?
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  2. Crustyloafer

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    I would try buying a better quality amplification before buying more of it.
     
  3. Spenny jnr

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    i'm quite happy with the amps i've got for the time-being. very happy in fact.
    but the speakers i'm looking-at have three sets of terminals and there's no way i'm running more than one set off one amp.
     
  4. Knightshade

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    Hi Spenny,
    Then don't tri amp! If you only have one pre out your a little stuck. If your speakers have three binding posts. Run some good quality cable between the binding posts instead of the piece of tin thats supplied with the speakers. Keep the bass seperate and connect the second amp to the mid/treble.
    Why are you using 2 integrated amps? Seems a very inefficient and expensive way of bi amping.
    To tri amp you need either an integrated with atleast 2 preouts and 2 stereo power amps or 6 monoblocs. Ideally you would use Pre amp and Power amp combinations. (2nd mortgate is usually required for this!)
    I'm afraid Crustyloafers right. If you want to tri amp upgrade your amps. If not be happy with BI amping. The improvment isn't that dramatic anyway. It tightens up the midrange and treble, It may improve the soundstage slightly depending on your equipment, it may add a bit more weight to the bass.
    You'd gain more by adding a decent DAC to your system.
    Good luck
     
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    alright. thanks for your help everyone.
    i wont be getting those Kef201's then...
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  6. Knightshade

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    Sounds daft Spenny but what are you trying to acheive? Bigger sound? More detail? Something to upset the neighbours?
    Let us know what your after and we'll see if we can help.
     

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