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    • No, I’m not offended at all.  Sure, stereo signals do differ from left to right, but are more alike than when one side is powering the bass content and the other one is driving the treble content.  In my imagination, the amps would be carrying lopsided loads.  I did say it was a bit silly.   As for the dual-mono part, I’ve seen and posted pictures of the insides of the MX-D1 amp in the past.  There’s two of everything, except for the power lead in and the on-off switch.  It was a statement product for Yamaha, with minimal compromises, and able to power any kind of speaker, even down to 2 ohms.  That’s probably why MSRP was $5,000 when they came out in 2005.  Unfortunately, having a mid-fi name on a hi-fi product didn’t help sales, kind of like the first-gen Ford GT.  “Sure, it’s fast and all that, but it’s a Ford.  For that money I could buy a Ferrari.”   In regards to the horizontal/vertical thing, one amp doing bass and the other one doing treble is horizontal, right?  I can safely say that this kind of thing never ever comes up in any conversations with my non-audio fan friends, which is most of them.
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    • Yeah, the little mountains around here probably don’t compare with the ones in your backyard.  The biggest one we can see is Mount Baker, 120 km/75 miles away in Washington State.  It’s 11,000 feet high, and is visible most days, if it’s not raining.
    • what ever you have at hand that is solid and stable will do the job I am sure. even cinder blocks would work if you have them around.
    • Is the 402 an earlier variant of the 904... thanks
    • The application here is a room full of people dancing, so the aim is for the mid-range and tweeter to be raised to just above head height. Any loss in bottom end from raising the cabinets will be compensated by a couple of subs (it should also be noted that there will be khorns in the room too, the La Scala's are centre channels). My initial thought is to roll the subs off around 80hz. I think there will be a fair bit of house music so we will certainly be feeding the bottom end.   What would your advice be regarding stands? I was just thinking some heavy timber boxes built to the dimensions of the La Scala's.
    • The KPT-904 bass bin or earlier variant is way better than a La Scala and the foot print is not a lot more. If a wife determines what appears over sound quality you won't get any peace over that 402 either. If however she can live with the 402 the 904 bass bin is an admirable choice and FAR smaller than the S-MWM. The S-MWM is huge and I don't expect to see many if any ever built besides mine for that reason.   402 + 904 = jaw dropping sound. 
    • Yes it should be very close.     Don’t be offended my friend.. 😄   Curious why would you feel symmetry is better off when a stereo amplifier in Horizontal  Bi-amping is handling L and R signals that exhibit very little symmetry in a stereo recording?     Vertical Bi-amping involves stereo amplifiers sharing a common power supply anytime I’ve seen it described.   If you have true mono amplifiers (regardless of if they share a common chassis) then I wouldn’t consider that as Vertical Bi-amping but does have the potential to technically out perform Vertical Bi-amping with stereo amplifiers.    miketn 🙂
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