I recently bought a used Citation 7.1 amp. The thing was virtually brand new in the original packing and box. I really only wanted to use it in two channel mode by bridging the four channels into two 400 wpc outputs. I read the docs and it mentions "the supplied bridge jumper" which is missing from my amp. I took a 14 awg zip cord and stripped both ends clean and twisted them together to double the wire size. I left the insulation on the middle part of the wire. I used this to jumper and bridge the amp. It seems to work okay, but I wonder if there is a potential to damage this amp by doing this. I don't have a clue what the specs on the jumper are and can't find a picture. I sent HK an email asking if they still had jumpers but haven't received a reply, yet. The amp does sound great and was a huge improvement over the Onkyo TX-DS898 I was using to drive the speakers. Of course, I'm the paranoid sort so I thought I would present this question to all the knowledegable folks on this forum. Any thoughts will be appreciated. Thanks.
No, no way to damage them with your home-made jumper. I own two of those 7.1 amps, both bridgeed and jumped the amps exactly as you did. They have been great amps for the almost 10 years I have owned them.
halleleujah....thanks theBland for the response. That amp certainly sounds great and has really done wonders for music and HT. Incidently, do you leave the amp on all the time or just power it on when you use it. I do know about the 12 volt trigger but haven't had much luck getting it to work with my Onkyo's trigger. The result of my attempts was to create a noticeable thunk through the speakers whenever I did virtually anything ie. change video channels or inputs etc.
For the first 5-6 years, I left them on. Now that I am in a dedicated room and don't listen to music there, I have them off (triggered on from my processor). Either way is fine. If you use 'em every day, I'd leave them ALWAYS on. It is the start up action that fatigues amplifiers.
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