BI-WIRE Doubt [ROTEL RA-12 + KEF Q300]
Good night guys,
I got a question about bi-wired systems... I've read much about this but it is really really really "up to" the listener's taste.. I couldn't have any good positioning about other's opinions... What the difference is all about between single and bi-wired?
Well, now I have a technical doubt about my system in particular:
- KEF Q300 (120W) has 2 pairs of plugs each speaker, you need to rotate the LINK in order to use single or be-wired connection: does this change the impedance of them? It is nominal as 8ohms. (I don't know the schematics about these speakers, if you rotate the link screw I don't know if the speaker will have 2 parallel impedances making it as half as nominal, or what is going on here..)
- the ROTEL RA-12 has 4 pairs of "speakers output": SPEAKER A (left + right) and SPEAKER B (left + right).
In its manual is written that if you choose SPEAKER A or B , the speakers need to have an inpedance of 4ohms minimum... but if you choose A+B making your 2 pairs of speakers ON, the speakers have to have 8ohms minimum.... there my doubts appears: So I can connect my KEF'S as "true" bi-wired configuration, I need to use A+B for my pair of speakers? Choosing A+B in my rotel front panel it will make each speaker to have 60+60W, making each one be "filled" with 120W? (because it says my rotel has 60W/ch).
Maybe Bi-Wiring (A or B with link) is a different thing from Bi-Amplifying my speakers (A+B with 2 pairs of cables for each speaker)... is that the question?
I'm really "lost" on these specs and I don't really know how to do it properly!
I appreciate if anybody can give me some clearness on this!
Thanks a lot,