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    Default bi amping question

    Thinking of using a pair of Adcom 545s' at 100 w per instead of one 555 at 200 w per.
    I know you would hook up the left speaker terminals of the amp to the upper and lower connections to the speakers and the same with the right connections. I am using the preouts from a receiver, so the question would be how to hook up the inputs from the each of the amps. Would I just use a y connector from each left and right and send it to the preouts.
    The amps will be used for my 2.3tls', by biamping I think I would get more out of (2) 100 watt amps than just (1) 200 watt amps. Would I be correct?

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    There are a lot of "depends" in there, but you won't know until you try it in your system....
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    Isn't the point of bi-amping to use an OUTBOARD crossover? One amp gets the low-frequency signal, one amp gets the high-frequency signal?

    Sounds to me like you're doing something akin to bi-WIRING; which in my opinion is a complete waste of time, money, effort, and enthusiasm.

    First Guess: You're going to lose ultimate volume potential by reducing the amp power.

    Second Guess: You're not likely to use the ultimate volume potential anyway.

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    If I had to choose I would go with one larger amp over two smaller amps. I just feel that at lower volume you will get better sound because the single larger amp has more power in reserve. I think it will be a push at high volumes.
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    maand. don't waste your time. get the GFA-555. what your describing is passive bi-amping, which in turn has minimal benefits.
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    get your stroke on and buy 2 555's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shicks18 View Post
    maand. don't waste your time. get the GFA-555. what your describing is passive bi-amping, which in turn has minimal benefits.
    Agreed I don't think there is much to gain passive bi-amping with the 2 545's vs a single 555.The real gains to be had are when you remove the passive xover and actively bi amp.

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