Originally Posted by tracendental
Hello, folks. I'm hoping someone can give me some advice and that someday I can help in some way too. I purcahsed a used pair of 804s. My reciever manual says to connect the main LR outputs to the wolfer inputs and the rear surround to the the tweeter. But when I do it that way the speaker is much too bright. It sounds better when I connect them the other way around (LR mains to the tweeters). Any thoughts on this?
The speakers did not come with feet--should they have?
Last, I am not sure what to do with the screw or lock behind the midrange. I don't know how to tell if they were tightened or locked down before they were shipped to me.
The seperate terminals for the woofers and tweeters should be attached to the same
source material, unless you are using an electronic crossover. The simplest connection is just to jumper them together in parallel. The next more elaborate connection is bi-wiring
. Some think this sounds slightly better. Here you use a separate pair of speaker leads for the woofers and for the tweeters, but both pairs are connected to the same pair of terminals on the amplifier end. More elaborate yet is bi-amping
, where the woofers and the tweeters are driven by separate amplifiers, but these are carrying the identical signal. I am doing this with a pair of 801's.
The speakers do come from B&W with small, screw-on feet when purchased new.
You can experiment a little with adjusting the screw or lock behind the midrange. But be careful, do not unscrew them too far! If you do, the assembly will fall apart, and then you could have some real problems!