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Old 09-17-2007, 11:16 AM
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I have a 4 channel Alpine MVR-F340 amp. I am only using 2 of the channels to run my front speakers.

My questions are when you send the 35 watts to the crossover of the component speakers, does it split up the wattage to the mids and tweets? Sort of like both getting 17.5 watts each?

If I bi-Wire them, which they are able to do, with all 4 channels, then they will all get 35 watts (all tweets and mids) Is that correct?

Is this a good way of doing it or should I bridge the channels instead?
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do you have a eq or how are you going to cross them over at ?
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:23 AM
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why not make it simple and bridge the 4 channels to 2 channels then run them passive through the x-overs? seems like the simplest way to do it IMO.
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that is
but if there is a eq o would run eq high and mid to the amp and the go the the speakers with out the x over
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do you have a eq or how are you going to cross them over at ?
I would still use the component crossovers. They support bi-wiring.
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Originally Posted by smooth
why not make it simple and bridge the 4 channels to 2 channels then run them passive through the x-overs? seems like the simplest way to do it IMO.

That is an option I have considered, but would the THD effect the SQ?
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That is an option I have considered, but would the THD effect the SQ?
yes
i do not think you will hear it

component crossovers does it have a bi-wiring place ?
if so i would do it
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Originally Posted by DLBS
My questions are when you send the 35 watts to the crossover of the component speakers, does it split up the wattage to the mids and tweets? Sort of like both getting 17.5 watts each?
The amp would be capable of sending all 35 watts to either the mid speaker or the tweeter if the power is in the bandwidth for that component..... the way it breaks down in reality will depend on the power bands and duty cycle of your music in relation to how the crossover is setup....


Bi wiring and ditching your passive Xover would have some advantages... but bridging the amp and running the passive would too (you will probably find you have much more power available for the mid)

I would try both and see what you like best....
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With 4 equal channels of power, IMO you will better off bridging your amp to two channel rather than bi-wiring through the passive crossover.
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I'd vote for bridging as well.
35 wrms is not enough for components.
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