Sunfire Grand 5 Channel 200x5 amplifier & Bose 901 Connectio

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Sunfire Grand 5 Channel 200x5 amplifier & Bose 901 Connectio

Post by macman » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:29 pm

I just bought a used Sunfire Grand 5 channel amp and I want to use it with my series 6 bose 901's. I am using a Yahmaha A2020 receiver "brand new"
Can anyone tell me how to make this work?

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Re: Sunfire Grand 5 Channel 200x5 amplifier & Bose 901 Conne

Post by kingman » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:43 pm

You will need some splitters to run 2 channels together to speaker from the amp. Hook up amp through receiver by removing jumpers on back and routing wiring accordingly. You will still have one channel on amp left for a sub. Just looked at the receiver... use the pre outs on back to run to the Sunfire. No jumpers on that big O 9 channel receiver!!!
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Re: Sunfire Grand 5 Channel 200x5 amplifier & Bose 901 Conne

Post by TNRabbit » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:32 pm

Wayne you can't bi-amp the Bose 901s, can you??
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Re: Sunfire Grand 5 Channel 200x5 amplifier & Bose 901 Conne

Post by elgrau » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:39 pm

Don't 901's just have one driver size? So no, nothing to bi-amp..unless you introduce a x-over and designate some of the drivers to be LF and some to be HF??
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Re: Sunfire Grand 5 Channel 200x5 amplifier & Bose 901 Conne

Post by kingman » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:42 pm

I'm suggesting he bi-amp 2 channels to each speaker to get higher power. Use 2 channels of the Sunfire on each side and to each speaker.
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Re: Sunfire Grand 5 Channel 200x5 amplifier & Bose 901 Conne

Post by TNRabbit » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:10 am

kingman wrote:I'm suggesting he bi-amp 2 channels to each speaker to get higher power. Use 2 channels of the Sunfire on each side and to each speaker.
Not possible with that configuration.
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Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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Re: Sunfire Grand 5 Channel 200x5 amplifier & Bose 901 Conne

Post by angelod307 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:46 am

TNRabbit wrote:Wayne you can't bi-amp the Bose 901s, can you??
Uh mcfly.....
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Re: Sunfire Grand 5 Channel 200x5 amplifier & Bose 901 Conne

Post by angelod307 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:48 am

TNRabbit wrote:
kingman wrote:I'm suggesting he bi-amp 2 channels to each speaker to get higher power. Use 2 channels of the Sunfire on each side and to each speaker.
Not possible with that configuration.
Maybe. One channel needs inverting at the input, then all the channels would have to share ground. So unless there is a reason why not, i believe it may be possible. What say the resident engineer mark.
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Re: Sunfire Grand 5 Channel 200x5 amplifier & Bose 901 Conne

Post by TNRabbit » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:14 am

angelod307 wrote:
TNRabbit wrote:
kingman wrote:I'm suggesting he bi-amp 2 channels to each speaker to get higher power. Use 2 channels of the Sunfire on each side and to each speaker.
Not possible with that configuration.
Maybe. One channel needs inverting at the input, then all the channels would have to share ground. So unless there is a reason why not, i believe it may be possible. What say the resident engineer mark.

No. You CANNOT join Sunfire multi-channel amp channels together. No provisions in the manual for ANY type of bridging, either.
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Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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Re: Sunfire Grand 5 Channel 200x5 amplifier & Bose 901 Conne

Post by kingman » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:46 am

No. You CANNOT join Sunfire multi-channel amp channels together. No provisions in the manual for ANY type of bridging, either.
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