Yes, I know its a very old thread, but its concerning bridging a 9BSST... so might as well keep it all together.
An interesting theoretical question.....
I've got some B&W Matrix speakers that I've traditionally driven with a single pair of wires from a single channel of an ST or SST amplifier. They are nominally rated at 8 ohms, not dropping below 3.5 or 4 ohms (two sets of speakers, slightly different rating) They are rated for up to 200 watts at 4 ohms. Speakers can be bewired or bi-amped by removing straps on between the pair of speaker inputs.
Obviously I should do some listening to see what sounds best....
But does anyone have an opinion on whats likely to sound better?
Bridging the SST and maintaining the straps and having just a pair of wires go to the speaker..
or, removing the straps, and using once channel for each set of binding posts.... ? ie bi-amping? The crossovers appear to then have one amp for midrange and tweeter, and the other for the bass driver(s). I'd have to create or buy an XLR splitting cable to feed both channels.... (commercially available?)
Obviously, test and listen, but I wonder if one is in theory "better" or more likely to sound better.