Bi-amping question.

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I picked up a second Onkyo M-504 yesterday. This amp is not able to run bridged as monoblock, but using two of these amps, could I bi-amp a pair of speakers running both left channels to one speaker and both rights to the other?
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,481
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    It can only be done in a horizontal configuration. Not vertical.

    Tom
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,481
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    Here is some more information for you. https://producerhive.com/ask-the-hive/bi-amping-speakers/

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,640
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    More importantly, why?

    Most 2 way speakers' tweeters use barely any power. Unless you have massively inefficient 3 or more way speakers, you are essentially wasting 99% of that second amp.
    Not to mention, a proper bi-amp is going to require bypassing the passive crossovers, adding active crossovers into the signal chain and even then, the previous applies with regards to wasting the second amp.

    Look, I am all for experimenting, but unless you are using terribly inefficient speakers with more than 2 crossover points, you're better off either using the second amp in another system, selling the second amp, or selling both amps and getting a single, higher quality amp.
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