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Hi,

 

I have a couple of old speakers - B&W CDM2 - and I'm wondering about using a Sonos connect amp to add to my Sonos installation.  I have a couple of questions:

1) will they be any good?

2) they are bi-wired.  Obviously the connect doesn't support that - can I just use one pair of plugs in my existing cable?

 

many thanks

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1) I'd expect so yes. A friend has some CDM2s on the end of a Cyrus system and I like the speakers best of all Smile
2) Yes. If you've lost the bridges between the biwire terminals you can recreate them with a couple of small connectors made of your existing speaker wire.

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RE: Sonos connect:amp

Amadeus1756 wrote:

Hi,

 

I have a couple of old speakers - B&W CDM2 - and I'm wondering about using a Sonos connect amp to add to my Sonos installation.  I have a couple of questions:

2) they are bi-wired.  Obviously the connect doesn't support that

What makes you think that? Any amp will support bi-wiring, as long as you can fit the cables into the terminals. As long as they're not too thick it should be fine.

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The_Lhc wrote:

Amadeus1756 wrote:

Hi,

 

I have a couple of old speakers - B&W CDM2 - and I'm wondering about using a Sonos connect amp to add to my Sonos installation.  I have a couple of questions:

2) they are bi-wired.  Obviously the connect doesn't support that

What makes you think that? Any amp will support bi-wiring, as long as you can fit the cables into the terminals. As long as they're not too thick it should be fine.

Either way works. You might want to try both and see which one you prefer. I mean as JD described or by running two cables from the same posts. What you won't be able to do is bi-amp them from the sonos

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RE: Sonos connect:amp

Thanks guys.  I really like the sound of the speakers as well (certainly when they were plugged into the old amp).

 

Well I'm glad I went to look at old speakers and cables before I made an even bigger faux pas...

I had remembered the cables as having 4 ends to each cable, not 4 at one end and 2 at the other.  Now I've seen the error of my ways... Smile

Thanks for the help guys - much appreciated.

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If you've already got some biwire cable, you can twist the ends together at one end and put single banans on them to plug into the Sonos.  However, you'd probably get just as good results by splitting the cable down the middle and using it as single wire...

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Sorry John, I obviously wasn't clear.

the cables I have have 4 bananas at one and and 2 bananas at the other, so I think I can plug the 4 into a speaker, the 2 into the sonos, do that for each speaker and I'm sorted! Smile

 

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Aha. In which case, yes you are sorted already Smile

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