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John Lackner

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Biamped powered speakers
« on: August 22, 2014, 05:26:45 pm »

Out of the mass of choices for powered speakers , which ones are truly BIAMPED - meaning two amps and an active crossover. I know the QSC K series is, but are there any other available choices? Many of the manufacturer websites don't say much about it.
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Re: Biamped powered speakers
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 05:30:42 pm »

Out of the mass of choices for powered speakers , which ones are truly BIAMPED - meaning two amps and an active crossover. I know the QSC K series is, but are there any other available choices? Many of the manufacturer websites don't say much about it.

QSC list a "1000W power module".  Can you tell me what this is?
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Mark Cadwallader

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Re: Biamped powered speakers
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 05:50:27 pm »

A very quick look at websites shows biamped powered speakers from JBL and Yamaha, to name just two. Is there a price range you are looking at, to narrow the search universe?  Mark C.
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Re: Biamped powered speakers
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Re: Biamped powered speakers
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 07:53:38 pm »

A very quick look at websites shows biamped powered speakers from JBL and Yamaha, to name just two. Is there a price range you are looking at, to narrow the search universe?  Mark C.
I was thinking somewhere around the price of the QSC K series, but I'm also wondering what else may be available.
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Re: Biamped powered speakers
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 08:18:02 pm »

QSC list a "1000W power module".  Can you tell me what this is?

500w for LF, 500w for HF. 500W for HF - ???
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Re: Biamped powered speakers
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 08:22:02 pm »

I was thinking somewhere around the price of the QSC K series, but I'm also wondering what else may be available.

Yep. The Yamaha DXR and DSR's are biamped, and so is the JBL EON 600 series.
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Re: Biamped powered speakers
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2014, 08:31:59 pm »

Out of the mass of choices for powered speakers , which ones are truly BIAMPED - meaning two amps and an active crossover. I know the QSC K series is, but are there any other available choices? Many of the manufacturer websites don't say much about it.
Why is it so important that they be biamped?
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Re: Biamped powered speakers
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2014, 08:35:26 pm »

I suggest you dig down a layer or two on the maker's website -- read the downloaded spec sheet documents. For example, not only are the Yamaha DXR and DSR series bi-amped, but so is the MSR 400. For JBL, not just the prx700 series, but also the EON 515XT are bi-amped.

FWIW, youmight also find that topics like this are better suited to the "Lounge" sub-forum. (That's where I'm more in my element.). Mark C.

Edit:  I'm late to the party (again).
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Re: Biamped powered speakers
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2014, 08:56:10 pm »

Out of the mass of choices for powered speakers , which ones are truly BIAMPED - meaning two amps and an active crossover. I know the QSC K series is, but are there any other available choices? Many of the manufacturer websites don't say much about it.
Unless you consider yourself a better speaker designer than the company who made the speaker I would not worry as much about how they do it, but instead focus on what they do.

#1 what is the speakers frequency response?

#2 how loud does it get in SPL..? (forget about watts. Thats like worrying about how many amps your vacuum cleaner draws.).

#3 how does it sound?

JR

PS: IF it's 2 way it's probably biamped, if three way bi-or tri amped. but don't lose any sleep second guessing real speaker engineers. Life is short.
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