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Metalbent

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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:46 pm

Bi amping speakers

Is it better to have 2 identical amps when bi amping? What would be the ideal setup?
Sunfire TGP-3 & 4, Sunfire 300 x 2 amp, Carver TFM-15cb, (3)M-500t, TFM-45, TFM 4.0, HTR-880, CD/A 390t, C-9 , Amazing Silvers

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Mr. M-500t

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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:50 pm

The answer is within the question.
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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:07 pm

I agree with 500 with the equipment you have. Some prefer tubes on the top end and SS for the lower spectrum. It's all a matter of your tastes, Metalbent.

In my rig, I have the top end run by the M-500t because the top end sounds so damn good and the lower end powered by the M1.5t because it has all the juice I need to power the lower end.
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Metalbent

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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:28 pm

Ya, i was looking at getting another TFM-45 or M1.5t.

I see alot of people like the M-500t, but it seems they always go for top dollar.
Sunfire TGP-3 & 4, Sunfire 300 x 2 amp, Carver TFM-15cb, (3)M-500t, TFM-45, TFM 4.0, HTR-880, CD/A 390t, C-9 , Amazing Silvers

Bass go thump <(. .)> play loud it must!
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Mr. M-500t

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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:30 pm

How much are you willing to pay for a TFM-45 ?
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Metalbent

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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:35 pm

buck a watt plus shipping.
Sunfire TGP-3 & 4, Sunfire 300 x 2 amp, Carver TFM-15cb, (3)M-500t, TFM-45, TFM 4.0, HTR-880, CD/A 390t, C-9 , Amazing Silvers

Bass go thump <(. .)> play loud it must!
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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:56 pm

No shit $1000.00 :-) oh wait that's bridged watts.

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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:01 pm

Mr. M-500t wrote:The answer is within the question.


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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:46 am

Metalbent wrote:buck a watt plus shipping.


Is that per channel ? Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:14 am

I recently switched from two dissimilar amps (Haflers) to the m-1.0t. I know one can argue about the difference between the amps and that's fine. The annoying issue with the dissimilar amps is trying to balance between the two. Although there are bias adjustments in the carver the sound level seems much more consistent left to right.

My two cents
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:01 am

Bi Amping

I prefer to horizontal biamp the 4.0t on the highs and the 1.5t on the lows.
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:35 am

-mr metalbent ; horzontal = same amps is ideal,[1 amp per spk]..... vertical = what you have avail,[1 amp for upper ranges, 1 amp for lower ranges].....i always like the idea of m500t's anywhere in the system, vertical or horizontal, however we must adapt to what we own....i've owned the m500t, never a m1.5t yet ! and currently own 3 tfm/55's, 1 a760x and a china ss amp ?, none i've felt the need to bi-amp....that tfm/45 looks real tasty ! a pr of them would make you happy...../mx
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:11 pm

Re: Bi amping speakers

Metalbent wrote:Is it better to have 2 identical amps when bi amping? What would be the ideal setup?
What's important is that their gains are the same. It'll be listed probably as dB or sometimes as V/V or as a unitless value. Most I've seen are 26 or 29 dB, though I can't recall what Carvers usually run. It's nice if you have two amps with the same gain but different sound qualities, then you can use a warm amp on the highs and a really tight amp on the bass.

It doesn't matter if it's a 25 Watt amp on the top and a 250 Watt amp on the bass, as long as the gain is the same (and neither is driven to clipping) then the volume will be linear.
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:19 pm

thall wrote:
Mr. M-500t wrote:The answer is within the question.


Someone's been watching too many Kung Fu reruns.


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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:40 pm

Graaasshopper!
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