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Bi-amping

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by QUSP, Sep 25, 2002.


  1. QUSP

    QUSP

    Aug 8, 2002
    Hercules, CA
    Can someone tell me what is bi-amping and how is it done?
     
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Biamping is sending the frequencies below a certain setpoint into one cabinet, and the frequencies above to a different cabinet. Most common purpose is to provide cleaner, clearer sound and higher volume levels, letting the larger diameter speakers handle the lower bass frequencies which they are best at, while letting the smaller diameter speakers or horns handle the higher frequencies, which is their strong point.

    To biamp, you need either a head with biamp capabilities (which means it has two internal amplifiers and a built-in crossover), or you need a separate crossover and two amplifiers. The crossover is what divides the frequencies and sends them out to different places.

    Tried to keep this as simple as possible (shrug).