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    Hello Forum,

    Does anyone believe it is possible to Bi-Amp 2 integrated amplifiers ?
    (in my case I am thinking of Bi-Amping 2 Arcam A39 amps.)

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    Looks like the A39 has a pre-out so that may be the solution.Pre-out into a line level input on the other amp.
    But why do you have 2 amps the same?

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    I don't own 2 of the same
    However I am thinking of getting another one because price is down to 60% of original price

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    Couldn't you just use a pair of Y splitters on each source? Or get some 2-4 phono leads made? Vinyl would probably be more tricky, but should be ok for line level sources.

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    According to the Arcam A39 manual (page E7 and E10) the natural bi-amping amp to pair with the A39 is the P49
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    Personally I am not a big fan of horizontal bi-amping (amp for the tweeters & amp for the drivers). In this case though, if you could trial the amp first, I'd be tempted to run them vertically bi-amped i.e. one Arcam A39 per channel.
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    Too True, I should use the P49, but that costs £3,250 instead of £850 for another A39

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    Interesting, and why is that, Yomanze ?

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    Crosstalk may be a factor in preferring vertical bi-amping. Each amp never sees the signal from the other channel.

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    I’ve also noticed some sort of weird ‘detached’ nature to having separate amps for woofers and tweeters. I find one amp per channel more cohesive. YMMV, especially if using an active setup.

    ...yes, lower crosstalk is a benefit of vertical bi-amping, plus less stress for each amp as each is driving half the load.
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