Onkyo TX-SR608 w/ Panasonic SA-DK1 Speakers [Bi-amp issue?] - AVS Forum
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post #1 of 3 Old 10-07-2010, 09:56 AM - Thread Starter
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I recently bought the Onkyo 608 7.1 and I wanted to use my 5.1 Panasonic speakers on it until I do a complete upgrade.

From the Onkyo manual, I understood the Panasonic speakers to be a bi-amp speaker. The 608 can be configured to cater to this mode if set up properly.

The problem is that no where in the Panasonic manual does it say the front speakers are bi-amp speakers. Furthermore, when I connected the speakers while the receiver was powered on, there was a spark and the receiver shutoff. This happened twice until I decided to leave it off until properly connected.

What bothers me is that the speakers proprietary warnings, mentioning that receiver or speaker can be damaged if connected with to an incompatible system. It also states that a fire could result. The sparks scared me a bit but the fact that it works has me wondering if its fine.

Here's my email to Onkyo (Panasonic was not helpful at all)
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I have the Panasonic SC-DK1 (manual here www[dot]usersmanualguide[dot]com/panasonic/dvd_stereo_system/sa-dk1 see page 63 I believe) and I'd like to know if it's safe to use the main front speakers with this system. It seems to me that the Panasonic system was a 5.1 bi-amp system although I've never read it being called that. I got the idea after reading the Onkyo manual. The specs on the main speakers I want to use are:

Front Speakers (SB-AK57)
4 way speaker system
Speakers:

Super woofer - 17cm cone type

Woofer - 12cm cone type

Midrange - 6cm ring shaped dome type

Tweeter - Piezo type

Impedance: Total 6 ohm
Input power: Total 160W
Output sound pressure level: 84 dB/W (1.0m)
Crossover frequency: 200 Hz, 3.5kHz
Frequency Range: 44 Hz-40 kHz (-16dB)

55 Kz-36 kHz (-10dB)

Thanks.

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If the speakers have two sets of binding post on them you should be able to biamp them, I would consult with Panasonic directly.

Can someone help me understand what I'm dealing with? I'd rather not damage my new receiver just for the sake to get my setup going.
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To bi-amp speakers you need 2 sets of binding post which would look like this:


Without 2 red and 2 black hookups on the speakers you can't Bi-amp them

You can bi-amp / bi-wire the speakers you just need to know which wire from the Panny is the highs wire and which wire is for the lows and then you set it up in your receiver settings and set it up. Read their manual
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I have one red, one black and one blue and one grey.
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