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I have a pair of PSB Stratus Silver i speakers and would like to know which amplifier is ideal for them. I am currently driving them with Rotel RB 980 RX (120w per channel) and they still cannot deliver to their utmost best. Must I add another power amp to bridge to mono-block or should replace Rotel with something else. Please advise.

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From the C320 manual, Page 5...

11. SPEAKERS

Speaker terminals for speakers with an impedance of 4 ohms or more. Connect the right speaker to the terminals market 'R +' and 'R-' ensuring that the 'R+' is connected to the '+' terminal on your

loudspeaker and the 'R-' is connected to the loudspeaker's '-' terminal. Connect the terminals marked 'L+' and 'L-' to the left speaker in the same way.


Always use heavy duty (16 gauge; 1.5mm, or thicker) stranded wire to connect loudspeakers to your NAD C320. The high-current binding post terminals can be used as a screw terminal for cables
terminating in spade or pin sockets or for cables with bare wire ends.

BARE WIRES AND PIN CONNECTORS

Bare wires and pin sockets should be inserted into the hole in the shaft of the terminal. Unscrew the speaker terminal's plastic bushing until the hole in the screw shaft is revealed. Insert the pin

or bare cable end into the hole and secure the cable by tightening down the terminal's bushing.

Ensure bare wire from the speaker cables does not touch the back panel or another socket. Ensure that there is only 1/2" (1cm) of bare cable or pin and no loose strands of speakers wire.

Register and download the PSB manual for free at retrevo.com

http://www.retrevo.com/support/PSB-T45-Speakers-manual/id/23107ag412/t/2/

If you're pondering those jumpers on the back of the speakers, my advice is to leave them in place and ignore them. Connect the speaker cables to either plus or minus.

Bi-wiring does nothing but make you use twice as much speaker wire for the same electrical effect. Bi-amping assumes there are deficiencies in your electronics that must be worked around, again by using more speaker wire and separate amps.

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