Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: CS1000 bi-amped

  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    25

    Default CS1000 bi-amped

    I have a question in regards to the CS-1000 being bi-amped to a Carver tfm-42. Do you just run a lead to the tweeter from the left channel and the mid range to the right terminal? IS it safe? Since the power output of the carver amp is 365watts per channel. If you have any suggestions please tell me. Thanks!
    System Includes:
    Yamaha Rx-V1
    Carver TFM- 42 on the Mains
    Carver M4.0t on Center
    Toshiba SD-3109 DVD Player
    Mitsubishi S-VHS Player
    Toshiba 43in Television
    MAINS- Polk Audio RT-55i
    CENTER- Polk Audio CS1000p
    SURROUNDS- Polk Audio FX-1000
    SUBWOOFER- Polk Audio PSW-650
    Nordost Silver Coax digital cable
    Audioquest Type 4 Bi-Wired

    Wanting:
    RT-3000p: Please send email if wanting to sell!
    Fx-1000
    CS-400i

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (40)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    18,401

    Default

    The CS1000 is setup like the RT1000/2000, which means no bi-amping. One set of posts is simply the high (speaker) level inputs for the powered subs - the other set for the mid/tweet array.

    You can certainly set it up as if you COULD bi-amp, but you would be wasting the power in said amp channel, since it is simply being converted to a line-level signal to feed the built in amps for the powered woofers.

    Cheers,
    Russ
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    25

    Default

    So would it be better to use the amp bridged or use it for say on the rears? I am already using a carver tfm 42 on my mains. My receiver is the yamaha rx-v1. I do think the receiver puts out 100 watts a channel.
    System Includes:
    Yamaha Rx-V1
    Carver TFM- 42 on the Mains
    Carver M4.0t on Center
    Toshiba SD-3109 DVD Player
    Mitsubishi S-VHS Player
    Toshiba 43in Television
    MAINS- Polk Audio RT-55i
    CENTER- Polk Audio CS1000p
    SURROUNDS- Polk Audio FX-1000
    SUBWOOFER- Polk Audio PSW-650
    Nordost Silver Coax digital cable
    Audioquest Type 4 Bi-Wired

    Wanting:
    RT-3000p: Please send email if wanting to sell!
    Fx-1000
    CS-400i

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (40)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    18,401

    Default

    You could do a lot of things, with your 'large' rear speakers, I'd let it run them, as you are doing to your mains - then go amp shopping for a smaller Carver to bridge on the center.

    Cheers,
    Russ
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    25

    Default

    Do you know what Carver amp would have similiar tonal characteristics as the TFM-42? Also which one would be best for bridging! Thanks for all the helpful information so far!
    System Includes:
    Yamaha Rx-V1
    Carver TFM- 42 on the Mains
    Carver M4.0t on Center
    Toshiba SD-3109 DVD Player
    Mitsubishi S-VHS Player
    Toshiba 43in Television
    MAINS- Polk Audio RT-55i
    CENTER- Polk Audio CS1000p
    SURROUNDS- Polk Audio FX-1000
    SUBWOOFER- Polk Audio PSW-650
    Nordost Silver Coax digital cable
    Audioquest Type 4 Bi-Wired

    Wanting:
    RT-3000p: Please send email if wanting to sell!
    Fx-1000
    CS-400i

  6. #6
    Old School
    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Higher & Dryer, Texas
    Posts
    10,176

    Default

    Agree with the choice of putting the 2nd 42 on the rears.

    I believe that all of the TFM's were designed to sound the same.

    Over in the Mx.x-t series Carvers, the 4.0 is identical to the TFM 42/ 45. And I believe the 1.0, 0.5 and 200t were all designed to sound like the 4.0. All bridge to mono.

    So it's a matter of picking your power level. The 0.5 is probably the best match.
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner

    Rebuilding Maggie 2-ch & Amazing 2-ch... Building 2-ch "wall"... Figuring out the HT

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts