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FredEmmerich
03-18-2005, 10:02 PM
Hope this isn't too simple but can someone explain (no detail is too much detail!) how a bi-amped setup is wired? I know that you have separate amps for lets say passive subs and the main speakers. I know you need a crossover, where does it go? Is it between pre-amp and amp or between amp and speakers? Or other?

thanks for the patience!
Fred

Dougie
03-18-2005, 11:29 PM
Hi Fred;

With a bi-amped system the electronic crossover goes before the power amps, as you say, between the pre-amp and power amps, or maybe the output of a mixer. In a 3 way system you would need 3 power amps, one for the low end, one for the mids and one for the high end all being fed from the crossovers output.

Doug

Zilch
03-19-2005, 12:17 AM
For the example you cited, many preamps/controllers have subwoofer output(s), the crossover being already built in. In that case, you merely connect an amp to the passive sub(s).

Dougie
03-19-2005, 01:32 AM
Fred;

You said that no detail is to much detail so heres a link to a Pdf white paper from Audio Control on biamplification:D

http://www.audiocontrol.com/techpapers/techpaper104.pdf

Doug

FredEmmerich
03-19-2005, 09:31 AM
Thanks for all the replies!

Fred