Rotel RA-03 bi-wire?

MiddleMan

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I've just purchased a Rotel RA-03 amp off Ebay to replace my Cambridge Audio A5 amp, which I had bi-wired to my new Monitor Audio BR2 speakers. Is it possible to bi-wire from the amp, as it has two sets of speakers terminals (A&B) but the instructions don't mention bi-wiring or specify which terminals should have the HF leads and which the LF. Anyone here bi-wire this amp using all 8 leads at the amp end going into separate terminals that can help me connect up.

I believe you can have eight leads connecting to the speakers and then just four at the amp end, but does this still give the full bi-wiring effect?
 

John Duncan

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[quote user="MiddleMan"]I believe you can have eight leads connecting to the speakers and then just four at the amp end, but does this still give the full bi-wiring effect?[/quote]

Yes, simply.
 

d_a_n1979

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I currently bi-wire my M/A RS6 speakers with my Arcam Alpha 9 amp this way - Very straight forward

All 8 plugs in at the amp and 4 to both speakers, i use the A terminals on the amp to power the HF and the B terminals on the amp to power the LF on the speakers. Obviously make sure youve got both A&B pressed in to feed both speakers and make sure the jumper cables/connectors on the speakers are removed!

Likewise you can just do 2-4 bi-wire. 2 sets of connections on the amp and all 4 connections on the speakers.
 
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[quote user="d_a_n1979"]I currently bi-wire my M/A RS6 speakers with my Arcam Alpha 9 amp this way - Very straight forward

All 8 plugs in at the amp and 4 to both speakers, i use the A terminals on the amp to power the HF and the B terminals on the amp to power the LF on the speakers. Obviously make sure youve got both A&B pressed in to feed both speakers and make sure the jumper cables/connectors on the speakers are removed!
Likewise you can just do 2-4 bi-wire. 2 sets of connections on the amp and all 4 connections on the speakers.
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i would do it this way. saves messing about with twisting cable together at the amp end and getting large aperture banana plugs.
 
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I biwire with my RA03. Just make sure you select both speaker outputs on the front selector. All 8 wires into the back. Simple.
 

MiddleMan

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Thanks for the replies.

And does it matter if the HF or LF connect to speaker set A or B, or is dan1979 correct in the way he connects up his Arcam A for HF and B for LF or does it not matter. Igglebert, is this how you have connected yours as well?
 

d_a_n1979

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No it doesnt matter, its just the way i've set my cabling up - I've always gone with bi-wire, middle two cables top and the outer two cables bottom.
 

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