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can someone explain daisy chaining and bi-amping

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bradymccluer, Apr 1, 2003.


  1. bradymccluer

    bradymccluer

    May 15, 2002
    Is there any websites I can go to to get info on bi-amping or daisy chaining. I have no clue what eith means but i'd like to find out
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Daisy-chaining:

    You hook up a cab to an amp, and then hook ANOTHER cab to the first one. Now you've daisy-chained those two cabs.
    The cabs now run in parallel, meaning that when you have two 8 ohm cabs, the amp now "sees" a 4 ohm load.

    Bi-amping:

    A cross-over circuit sends the upper range signal to one (channel of an) amp, and the lower range to another.

    Now you can use a subwoofer for the lows and a midrange driver/tweeter combination for the mids/highs.
     
  3. Aram

    Aram

    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY

    Question about daisy-chaining:

    Are there any caveats about daisy chaining cabs (both 8ohm) with a Speakon-to-1/4" cable? This would still achieve a 4 ohm impedence, correct? I ask because one of my cabs doesn't have a Speakon jack...

    Thanks!
     
  4. It's fine. Just make sure the speakon is connected at the 1+ and 1- terminals or your cable won't work.
     
  5. Aram

    Aram

    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY

    Thanks Psycho Bass!

    -Aram
     
  6. bradymccluer

    bradymccluer

    May 15, 2002
    ok i have another question. what is a Speakon jack? i have a primitive cabinet so i'm not sure.