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(1) Is it possible to have a bi-amp hookup to speakers that has twin wire lugs when playing just two front speakers, and how is it done ?. (2) can a regular microphone work in the microphone jack to reproduce sound as in speaking or singing as in karaoke?

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1) Not with this unit. WHY bother? Sending identical program to two drivers over separate wires is the same as sending it over one pair.

2) No. Insertion of a microphone tells the unit you're doing setup. The microphone picks it up and sends it to a microprocessor for evaluation. The sound from the mic never finds its way out to a speaker. THAT would be a feedback loop and the tweeters wouldn't like it. (sizzle sizzle)


Register and download the manual for free at retrevo.com

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Harman-Kardon-AVR-435-Receivers-manual/id/386bh037/t/2/

Posted on Apr 07, 2011

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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.

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How do I bi-amp?
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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...


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http://www.helpus2move.com/sold-items/b-w-dm602-s3-stereo-speakers-bowers-wilkins/

The vertical jumpers are removable if one wishes to BI-amp them. If not, leave them in place and connect your speaker wire conventionally - plus to plus, minus to minus.

The picture here...

http://community.whathifi.com/forums/post/265617.aspx

shows what to do if the jumpers are missing. Just fashion a short jumper for each to connect the top woth the bottom on each side.


Google bi amplification speakers if you're bi-curious. ;-)

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http://www.brilliancehifi.co.uk/how-to-bi-wire-speakers.htm

If you look at the second diagram you'll notice the fundamental electrical circuitry of the speaker wire is essentially unchanged except you now have twice as much speaker wire. The same amplifier output posts still feed the same speaker input posts. How can this be electrically different?

You'll rarely find anyone who can produce a measured audible difference with any of the snake-oil schemes to get into your wallet. It's always flowery prose and faith.

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