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Have I Just Bi-amped My Heresy I's?

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Please see my sig; currently, I have my Klipsch hooked up to one of my Marantz AND to my Dared; the former via the top set of binding posts and the latter via the bottom set as found on the back of each Klipsch cabinet.

The Marantz provides phono, tape & tuner sources.

The Dared provides an iPhone 4s source.

I only run one amp at a time; either the Marantz or the Dared depending on the source selected.

To me, the sound is full range regardless of amp\source; however, I am concerned that what I have done is create a pseudo bi-amp environment unconsciously.

Are my fears unfounded? There weren't any wires to switch from one speaker term to another like you find on bi-ampable B&W's so no harm, no foul?

TIA - Rich

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A picture of the back of a cabinet would be great to explain this. These would have to be modded Heresy's, as original Heresy's only had one set of terminals, and they weren't binding posts. If both amps are connected, you could damage your amps if they both happened to be powered up at the same time, and might even with one or the other turned off.

Bruce

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Thanks, Marvel for the fast response. I'll try to post a pic; have to use my iPhone.

Perhaps binding posts was the wrong phrase; the top set has a hole where you insert a screw after attaching the speaker wire.

The bottom set has a headless screw to which you attach a nut after attaching the speaker wire.

Thanks - Rich

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You are only supposed to use the screws for attaching one set of speaker wires. The bottoms, where the nuts are, is the pass through from inside the cabinet. Yes, you are taking a chance on burning up an amp........

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Rich,

I was right....You definately do NOT want to hook it up that way. What you are doing is NOT Bi-Amping as you are sending a signal back to the amp that is not in use and could cause damage. If for some reason both amps were energized at the same toime, you could let some smoke out of both....!

W. C.

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WC, Thanks fro getting a quick response, too. Had to go out for a while. I wouldn't want someone frying an amp...

Bruce

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A good way to let the smoke out of an amplifier.

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