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Can you bi-amp a standard speaker?

I have a set of 4 ohm speakers and a receiver that is only rated for 8 ohm speakers. The receiver has a bi-amp mode that is passive, meaning it sends the same signal through both amps, it doesn't split the signals into high and low and then amp. reverse phone lookup 

I know I can probably use the 4 ohm speakers with the receiver if I keep pcpartpicker the volume modest, but I also can't see a reason why I can't bi-amp the speaker to divide the current between two amps to create a current draw per amp that is similar to a 8 ohm speaker. nba redditnba reddit

Has anyone tried this?

RahmanAron Contributor - Level 1 2019-09-20

2019-09-20

Can you bi-amp a standard speaker?

I have a set of 4 ohm speakers and a receiver that is only rated for 8 ohm speakers. The receiver has a bi-amp mode that is passive, meaning it sends the same signal through both amps, it doesn't split the signals into high and low and then amp. reverse phone lookup 

I know I can probably use the 4 ohm speakers with the receiver if I keep pcpartpicker the volume modest, but I also can't see a reason why I can't bi-amp the speaker to divide the current between two amps to create a current draw per amp that is similar to a 8 ohm speaker. nba redditnba reddit

Has anyone tried this?

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Re: Can you bi-amp a standard speaker?

Hi @RahmanAron ,

 

Welcome to the community.  Can you post the make/model of your receiver so I can take a look at its specs?  What you are describing as bi-amping isn't my understanding of how bi-amping works. 

 

If the amp on the receiver wants an 8 ohm load, you could always wire the two speakers in series to get 8 ohms since resistance/impedance adds in series.  Of course, you'd only have one side of your receiver hooked up at that point so that's probably not what you want. 

 

Ken

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