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RE: Please explain bi-amp crossover to me

Not sure what you're worked up about. (really)

Some speakers have two (or three) binding posts so they can be passively bi-amplified. After you remove the jumpers, you amplify each stage but depend on the internal crossover to route the signal. I have done this and it resulted (to me...and no one else because audiophilia is a lonely existence generally) in an improvement in the sound.

Active bi-amping would mean that the internal crossover is by passed by getting into the insides, cutting out the internal crossover and wiring each component directly to the available posts, or even more annoyingly, modifying the speaker so that each driver has it's own posts, then adding an external crossover and amplifying each component with an amp that's installed BEHIND the external crossover.

I have read and been told that it's one of the components of reaching audio Nirvana.

Maybe one day I will find out but at the moment I have to go listen to some music.


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