The package of goodies from Frank at Signal Cable arrived today so I can actually bi-amp my Magnepan 1.6QR's. I wanted to vertically bi-amp these, however I can't seem to find a good quality y-connectors to split each channel into the two Parasound HCA-1500A's. My Parasound P/HP-850 has direct and normal outputs, but the direct outputs are what I have been told will work best and they do sound better than the normal outputs. Does anyone know of good y-splitters that will be sonically close to the Signal Cable Analog Two IC's?
I quickly set it up to burn-in the new IC's and speaker cables using horizontal bi-amping and using the daisy-chain outputs on the HCA-1500 to get signal to the second HCA-1500. Other options would be to:
1) Stay with horizontal bi-amping and use my HCA-1000A for the hi-end as the power of the HCA-1500 is kind of wasted when using it for the hi-end.
2) Use both the normal and direct pre-amp outputs. I am assuming I would use the direct for the hi-end and the normal for the low-end?
3) Hope Parasound gets the new Classic P2000 out soon as it has a second set of outputs that can be set to use when bi-amping. I can then run my sub using the daisy-chain outputs on one of the HCA-1500A's.
So any advice on this from the forum?
And yes I do now believe in the cable burn-in theory, as I was playing with my new Signal Cable Ultra Double-run speaker cables compared to a pair of identical length that I have had for 6 mos. I can actually tell a difference when switching them around and playing the same song with both. Weird, you just wouldn't think there would be a difference!