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post #1 of 3 Old 12-08-2008, 07:18 PM - Thread Starter
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my main a/v amp doesnt have enough power for my front channels, so i was looking into bi-amping (i happen to have an additional amp sitting and would be perfect for this application). i have been doing some reading on the topic, and read on one site that you shouldnt unplug a driver from a crossover, as without the driver in the circuit it may end up being a short circuit to the amp. this doesnt make particular sense to me though.

the plan was to unplug the subs in the front channels from the crossovers and continue to use the crossover for the mids and tweets.

i would then take the pre amp output for the front two channels, run that threw an electronic crossover, to my second amp, then to the subs.

any thoughts on unplugging drivers from the existing crossover?
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my main a/v amp doesnt have enough power for my front channels, so i was looking into bi-amping (i happen to have an additional amp sitting and would be perfect for this application). i have been doing some reading on the topic, and read on one site that you shouldnt unplug a driver from a crossover, as without the driver in the circuit it may end up being a short circuit to the amp. this doesnt make particular sense to me though.

the plan was to unplug the subs in the front channels from the crossovers and continue to use the crossover for the mids and tweets.

i would then take the pre amp output for the front two channels, run that threw an electronic crossover, to my second amp, then to the subs.

any thoughts on unplugging drivers from the existing crossover?

Subs? What speakers are these? Also, how are you going to adjust the levels of the two amps? Finally, how are you going to design an electronic crossover for the 'subs' to match the rest of the system?

Why not just buy an adequate amp?

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post #3 of 3 Old 12-09-2008, 05:08 AM
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You could always just use your amp to power the entire speaker.
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