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I just recieved a used pair of these. They were obviously tampered with and were modified from thier original passive setup to a bi-amp configuration. I'm not a slouch with a soldering iron and was fairly confident that I could re-affix the respective leads to thier original factory set up. I first observed the (disregarded) high-end crossover coil with two black wires coming from it leading to a dangling female plug. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but this should be between the POSITIVE powersource and the horn correct? And, if so, is the + the tip, or the shaft of a 1/4 in. input jack? I know this sounds like a dumb question but any-ones help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, ..... Don

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Re: Peavey SP 4

I would like to understand you problem better,
Are you trying to repair the input to the speaker from the amp???

Please elborate thanks

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I have Xavian xn125 speakers. How do I connect them in a bi-wired or bi-amp

Bi-wiring basically works wtih one amp. You need a crossover network and a signal doubler to use two amps (bi-amping). There are many diffent ways to bi-amp (horizontal, vertical,...) This link: - - explains them all. Bi amping is usually not worth the extra price and complexity when used on smaller speakers.

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How To Bi-Amp And Bi-Wire Speakers!

What is the difference between bi-wiring and bi-amping?
Bi-wiring is using the same power source (amplifier) but separately connecting that power source to a woofer and a midrange/tweeter on a speaker.

Bi-amping is using two separate power sources (amplifiers) and connecting one amplifier to a woofer and the other amplifier to a midrange/tweeter on a speaker.

How do I bi-wire?
Your speaker must have two separate positive and negative connections (one set for the woofer and one set for the midrange/tweeter). Connect one wire between the positive terminal on the amplifier/receiver the positive terminal on the speaker. Connect the other wire from the negative terminal on the amplifier/receiver to the corresponding negative terminal on the speaker. Remove the jumper straps connecting the two sets of speaker inputs. Repeat this process for the second set of terminals on the speaker, connecting them to the same positive and negative terminals on the receiver/amplifier. Repeat the steps for each speaker you wish to Bi-Wire, connecting them to the appropriate terminals on your receiver/amplifier.


How do I bi-amp?
Bi-amping is similar to bi-wiring, but involves separate amplifiers: one for the woofer and one for the midrange/tweeter. Passive bi-amping involves a direct hookup between each amplifier and the speaker terminals. True bi-amping involves hooking the preamp to an electronic crossover that replaces the passive crossover network in the speaker. The active crossover then connects to multiple power amplifiers.


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Can you Bi-Amp these speakers (SP-87) as I have lost my paperwork on them?

Can you SEE the rear of them? Those jumpers are for disconnecting the speakers so you CAN bi-wire them.

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I'm having a problem hooking up these speakers... It has 4 hookups in the back of it which ones do I use? I just have a standard reciever to hook them up to...

look at this picture...

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