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Ah yes, but which Y connector? Phoenix gold, monster, or plain Radio shack? Isn't it a shame to connect your silver audio interconnects to an impedance mismatched y connector.
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I KNOW THE BENEFITS OF BI AMPLIFICATION BUT I'M A LITTLE CONFUSED. I WANT TO PURCHASE THE NEW ENERGY VERITAS SERIES AND BI AMP THEM. MY QUESTION IS THAT "DO I Y-OFF OF THE PREM LINE OUTPUTS FOR EACH CHANNEL AND THEN CONNECT EACH CORRESPONDING CABLE INTO MY AMP?" THE SCENARIO I PICTURE IS THAT I AM GOING TO PURCHASE TWO OUTLAW AUDIO 5 CHANNEL AMPS. I GUESS THAT I WOULD Y-OFF EACH CHANNEL (LEFT/CENTER/RIGHT, ETC) AND PUT THE CORRESPONDING RCA INTO EACH LINE IN (FOR EACH AMP). MY NEXT QUESTION IS THEN THE VERITAS HAS THREE BINDING POSTS (I ASSUME ONE FOR TWEET/MID/BASS). WHICH OF THE TWO SPEAKER WIRES GO WHERE (MY ASSUMPTION IS YOU HAVE THE TWEET/MIDS TOGETHER AND THEN SEPARATE AMPLIFY THE BASS SECTION). LAST QUESTION IS CROSSOVER. WHEN I RUN FULL RANGE SIGNAL TO TWEETS WILL THE INTERNAL CROSSOVER IN THE SPEAKER ROLL OFF THE BASS OR WILL I FRY THE TWEETS WITH TOO MUCH BASS INFO? THANKS!
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I just don't want to go there http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Could you plesae turn off the caps lock key? Thanks.

Ok, now let's talk turkey here.

There are two forms of bi-amplification, passive and active. You've gone the passive route.

You need some mechanism to split the signals, which you've already addressed (the Y connector).

Since the Veritas is capable of tri-wiring and tri-amping, there should be jumpers going between the bass/mid and the mid/tweeter. Remove the jumper between the Bass and Mid binding posts. Leave the jumper between the mid/tweeter binding posts.

Take one amplifier output to the bass input. Take the other amplifier output to the mid input. The crossovers will take care of the dirty work.

The Bass is input is a low pass filter, so only frequencies that belong
will be applied there. The Mid is a "band pass" filter, allowing the frequencies above the Bass crossover and below the Tweeter crossover to be applied to the speaker. The Tweeter crossover is a high-pass filter.

If you hook up the way I recommended you should be just fine.

Hope this was clear enough for you.

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You remove the jumper between the bass

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Ok, I get the idea, here. However, what are your thoughts about passive biamplification? Would I be better off leaving the jumpers in and getting a very very good five-channel amp? Thanks!
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If 2 channels music is important for you, I would get a very good stereo amp for LR (or even monoblocs) and another 3 or 5 channels amp for the sides and rears (depending on 5.1 or 7.1). Personnaly I like the idea of having the amps as close as possible to the speakers (with XLR interconnects).

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