The Art & Science of Audio & Video

Bi-Amped Speakers

Explain bi-ampable speakers.

A speaker that gives you the option to bi-amplify allows you to amplify the “high” and “low” section of the speaker separately. The signal still passes through the crossover filters but you are able to adjust the amplitude of the “high” and “low” sections independently. Essentially this gives you control of the mix between the “high” (tweeter) and “low” (woofer) output. To get more technical this also allows for further dynamic headroom in you amplifiers because they are producing a smaller portion of the over-all frequency range. Plus your amps now have doubled the amount of available current supplied to the speaker greatly enhancing what is known as the “damping factor” which is discussed in greater detail elsewhere in the site.


February 27, 2008 - Posted by | FAQ's | , , , , , , ,

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