intergrated amp plus power amp

biggus_1961

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Example....NAD C325 integrated with NAD C272 power amp Should both amplifiers have the same number of watts per channel as this combo would have 50wpc for hf and 150wpc for lf......Speakers would most likely be BW683 or Dali Ikon 6
 
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No, just the same gain to ensure matched volume level. Should work well.
 
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...that'll be fine, will give the bass plenty of dynamic headroom...
 
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[quote user="igglebert"]...that'll be fine, will give the bass plenty of dynamic headroom...[/quote]

With this simplistic type of bi-amping You will get more "dynamic headroom" on the bass if you use the higher powered amp on its own, that is unless you mismatch the levels to make the bass higher. Matched power outputs on the amplifiers used are a must. Here's a comprehensive article on the subject.

http://sound.westhost.com/bi-amp.htm#basics

And another opinion:
http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/biamping.html
 

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Biamp integrated to HF terminals and power to LF, and certainly on the Dali Ikon 6 it will sound as sweet as.

By the way if you are looking to buy the speakers then try Audiologica.co.uk. I've bought two pairs of speakers from them and they were both great value and perfect, even though the Dali's were ex dem.
 
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Hello Biggus, the continuous power output per channel doesn't have to be the same for both amps. For instance, Arcam recommends bi-amping their Diva A70 (50Wpc) with Diva P90 (90Wpc). But they have the same gain (which is something different). You can take a look here http://www.arcam.co.uk/downloads/DiVAA70M.pdf
 

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