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    Default Worth the difference to bi-amp Jamos?


    Right now running a 3.1 setup while I decide where my rears are going to go (which could be a few weeks). In the mean time, is it worth it to bi-amp the Jamo towers or will there not be any noticeable difference?


    If so, I assume the fronts go to the top posts, move the connector bars, and the bi-amp jacks go to the bottom posts?

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    Default Re: Worth the difference to bi-amp Jamos?

    Depends on who you ask There is allot of debate to whether or not this makes a noticeable difference. My belief is Yes it can SOMETIMES, but it depends on your equipment. I believe that if you have external amps and speakers that crave power, yes it will make a difference, because you can essentially create more headroom. I don't believe bi-amping using just an AVR does anything, an AVR is usually under powered anyway, so unless you are truly running a separate amp to each high and low terminal, you aren't really doing anything. The best thing you can do is give it a try, it is not hard to do and either way isn't a waste of time because you can answer the question yourself. This post will generate some good conversation though!!

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    Default Re: Worth the difference to bi-amp Jamos?

    It will make no difference. Try it though. Nothing to lose. How can it make a difference if you are using the same amp and crossover?

    If you change or remove the crossover you will notice a difference, but those towers were engineered with that particular crossover.

    If you use 2 different amps, and one is not capable of providing proper power you will notice a poor difference.

    What happens when you send power to a speaker is the crossover sends power to either high-mid- or low frequency driver(s). If the XO is 1KHz, then if you send a 500Hz signal it gets sent to the mid driver, 2KHz goes to the high driver. Bi-amping will simply have an amp handle high and one the low. The XO is still handling the filtering duties, so it doesn't make sense.

    Maybe if you do hear a noticeable difference you should just get a better amp in the first place.

    Caliber is right though, there will be good conversations on this topic, and we've had a few already! Just give it a shot and let us know your thoughts!
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    Default Re: Worth the difference to bi-amp Jamos?

    if you have active crossovers.... otherwise waste
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    Default Re: Worth the difference to bi-amp Jamos?


    Which these towers do not currently have from the factory. I should have addressed the active crossover deal. Thanks!
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