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I'll probably get fleeced for this, but here goes nothing

In an effort to minimize costs, as a well as due to space constraints in my residence, I am forced to have the same room serve dual purpose as a home theater and listening room.

I have decided that I can economically go with seperate systems to control each function, but where I draw the line is number of main speakers, precisely 1 pair.

I've been reading the concept of bi-wiring and will be going that route with my new mains once purchased (decided on PSB Imagine B's).

My question is this; is it possible to bi-wire from two seperate amps to a single pair of bi-wireable speakers? In effect "daisy chaining" the bi-wire connections on the speaker side.

Obviously I won't be running both amps at the same time, if one is on, the other will be off. If by some chance (it IS bound to happen) that I turn one amp on while forgetting to turn the other one off, will that damage the speakers?

It's possible that what I am trying to articulate already exists in some fashion, and I just haven't come across it in my google searches.

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It just occurred to me...

That speakers with 2 sets of binding posts connected with the bus bars will do exactly what I'm wanting to do. Reading thoroughly on the subject reveals that bi-amping is more beneficial than bi-wiring.

Kal Rubinson
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The Imagine Bs are not

The Imagine Bs are not difficult to run and I can see no reason why you would entertain bi-wiring or bi-amping as options.  Just buy a 4ohm-capable amp suitable for them.  If you are using a multichannel AVR and you have amps to spare, it might be a fun experiment but what do you think you will be getting out of making it more complex?

Kal

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