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Connecting putdoor speakers to a panasonic stereo with Bi wire speaker cables

I have panasonic stereo model number SC-PM53 with bi wire (high /low) speaker cables. I want to connect the stereo to outdoor speakers which run a standard positive negative connection.
When i have hooked the speakers up in parrell from the back of the unit thje stereo displays "F61" fault

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Do i hook the speaker wire in to the top or bottom wire recepticles of the speaker


These are bi amp capable speakers...if you have the jumper in place (connects top and bottom terminals together) it's set up for standard full range connection - you can use either set. If the jumper is not in place, it's set up for bi amp which means you would connect your low frequency wire to the bottom terminals, and the high frequency wire to the upper terminals.

Aug 20, 2012 | Sony SS-X70ED Main / Stereo Speaker

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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.

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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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on Jul 13, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Do i have to remove the pin between the two speaker treminals on my old mission 780 speakers before i bi wire them


Yes, the two sets of terminals are for the tweeter and bass driver.

When you bi-wire you want the low frequencies to go only to the bass driver and the high frequencies to go to the tweeter..

Please see this link for more information:
http://www.brilliancehifi.co.uk/how-to-bi-wire-speakers.htm

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Thanks,

Chris

Mar 02, 2011 | Mission 780 Main / Stereo Speaker

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Speakers to amp


With the CLS-215 speakers, you can Bi-Amp or Bi-Wire them.

Here is how to Bi-Wire and Bi-Amp Speakers:
http://www.oregondv.com/Audio_FAQ_Bi-Wire_Bi-amp%20.htm


Jul 13, 2010 | Cerwin Vega CLS-215 Main / Stereo Speaker

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How do i bi amp sx 1250 to get both channels of each side to work together


you are actually not bi-amping the unit, you are bridging the amp. this really only works as long as all channels produce equal power. next the bad news is that typically home stereo amps are not wired internally to bridge channels.

bi-amping a speaker refers to connecting on channel to the highs and on channel to the lows. the receiver would need to be be able to process the outputs via a crossover network to split the frequency range in half so the appropriate frequencies went to the correct speaker.

Sep 21, 2009 | Sunfire Theater Grand Amplifier

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I have had a set of Polk Audio SDA1 speakers that I had attached to an old but great Pioneer SPEC-1 pre-amp and SPEC-2 power amp. The old speakers had one connection for the right speaker positive and...


bi-wiring requires the removal of the copper jumpers between the hi and low speaker terminals. you can use two wire pairs twisted together at amp out connections and the four separate ends at each speaker, but the quality of sound will not be as good as buying quality bi-wire cables. But a pair of quality single set of wires at each speaker would be fine, but put jumpers back on and attach to the top terminals, they are designed that way. bi-wiring does allow the crossover to put out a little better sound. Hooking up four sets of wires to the a and b speaker terminals sounds bad. i have had alot of trouble with my rti10's and learned the hard way that it is best to pay more for wires with quality terminations.

Jun 21, 2009 | Polk Audio RTi A7 Main / Stereo Speaker

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House already wired up for wall speakers (2 wires) BUT


Hi...
The 4 wires are 2 for the treble/midrange 2 for the bass.
You can tie the wires in parallel ( one wire from one pair to another in the other pair and repeat) but you need to know how many "ohms" the stereo can handle.
Should say on the back of the rack system

Jan 12, 2009 | Panasonic SC-AK500 CD Shelf System

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Bi-amp


After examining a picture of a 5802 ( I have been servicing adcom for over 20 years ), these are not bi amp posts, but bi wire posts.

Bi-amp means that 2 amps are being used, one for highs, one for lows. This means that you have no crossovers in the speakers, instead, you have an electronic crossover between the amps and the pre-amp. The highs and lows are separated in the electronic crossover. One amp handles the lows, one handles the highs.

Bi-wire means that you have the crossovers still inside the speakers. The amp handles the full range of music ( highs-mids-lows ). Different kinds of speaker wire produce different results. If you have bi-Wire terminals on your speaker, they come with shorting wires, that tie the tweeter + to the woofer + on the back of the speaker, and the tweeter - to the woofer - . When the shorting wires are removed completely, you have now electrically separated the tweeter and woofer from each other, while maintinaing the crossovers ( inside the speaker ) for each.When this is done, you can now bi-wire the speakers and amp, and use different kinds of wire for the lower frequencies and the upper frequencies, depending on your ears ( everyone hears a little differently, thats why there are so may makers of components, and wire ).

Why do we have crossovers?.....the tweeter voice coils ( the things that make the sound ) are made of hair thin wire. This wire cannot handle much power and if you were to put bass in to a tweeter, you would burn the tweeter out almost instantly. A tweeter is a very light, fast moving device which can react very quickly to high frequency sounds ( symbols, triangles, guitar strings....). Woofers are more rugged. They have voice coils made of heavier wire and are designed for larger movements that Bass demands. Subsequently, woofers aren't very good for high frequencies because they are slower devices.

So what do we do ?.....Keep the lows away from the tweter and the highs away from the woofer.....thats the job of the crossover.

In the event that your speaker has the crossover OUTSIDE the speaker box, you should check ( as always ) with the manufacturer of the speaker to see how it can be changed to suit your needs. Remember to always read and follow your owners manual. Good luck....Rob

Feb 22, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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