MCH-K38 bi-amp 400 Watts into 705s2

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Tylerg1976

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MCH-K38 bi-amp 400 Watts into 705s2
« on: 17 Mar 2018, 02:51 am »
Hello,

I have a pair of Bowers and Wilkins 705s2 speakers and in terms of sound I am wondering if anyone can give me an idea as to what I can expect with the following configurations.

K 38 bridged into four channels and bi-amped
ST-10 x2 bi-amped into each speaker
ST-10 just on its own

envydd

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Re: MCH-K38 bi-amp 400 Watts into 705s2
« Reply #1 on: 17 Mar 2018, 04:57 am »
I think the MCH would be awesome. Also do consider using a miniDSP for active crossovers if you can. http://www.spatialaudio.us/minidsp-4-channel-processor/ I guess you can do this for any bi-amped speaker someday

Evoke

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Re: MCH-K38 bi-amp 400 Watts into 705s2
« Reply #2 on: 17 Mar 2018, 04:22 pm »
Hello,

I have a pair of Bowers and Wilkins 705s2 speakers and in terms of sound I am wondering if anyone can give me an idea as to what I can expect with the following configurations.

K 38 bridged into four channels and bi-amped
ST-10 x2 bi-amped into each speaker
ST-10 just on its own


Hi there -


First - it would be bi-wire, not bi-amp. The internal crossovers cannot be defeated. I use the K38 as all the channels make it easy for me to proto biamp and triamp speakers. In 400 x 4 it is amazing.


That said, I don't think you need to bi-wire if your amp is solid to begin with. A single st-10 will work fine. If you want to increase dynamic headroom - then get 2 - ST-10M amps. My Ruby speaker sounds fine with 100 watts. I tried 200 on the MK38 - WOW.... So I then tried 400 - I fell over. It wasn't about SPLs, but rather dynamics, resolution etc.


Pretty amazing stuff - have fun