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The use of "B" speaker outputs. Why do you do it?

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by jeffn, Dec 22, 2006.

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Why do you use B speaker outputs

  1. I use them to run 4 speakers simultaneously in the same room

    40.7%
  2. I use them to run 2 pair in the same room but at different times

    31.2%
  3. I use them to run a 2nd pair in a different room

    13.3%
  4. I'd rather have an excuse for a 2nd amp than use B outputs

    14.6%
  5. I don't have any B outputs, I wear thick glasses and have my pants pulled up really high.

    12.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. BobHol

    BobHol Old fart Subscriber

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    I have a loft overlooking the Family room. A speakers are some old Paradigm Phantoms that are on the computer desk for computer games and near field listening. B is hooked up to some KG5.2 Klipsh that point towards the Family room. The wife does not allow these speakers on the family room floor
     
  2. ghostberry

    ghostberry Active Member

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    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    I seem to get a fuller sound when using my Infinity SM 105's and Bose 301 Series IV alone they sound like crap! ha ha
     
  3. 2channel*

    2channel* AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Location:
    NJ, USA
    My hearing has improved, so I'm back to 2 speakers at a time on my A system. The Cantons for sublime listening and some Boston Acoustics T-830s for less than perfect recordings, although that may be an excuse to keep them for sentimental reasons.
    On the upstairs system the B terminals are used to power outside speakers. A nice little pair of old RCA 2 ways. Sometimes I do have the PSB Imagine XBs inside playing at the same time.
     
  4. ghostberry

    ghostberry Active Member

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    Location:
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    Hooked up two sets of speakers to Citation 19 and it is my brothers Celestion 23i's that do not sound all that great...has to of been the gear he used with his Citation 12 and 17 pre.

    It sounds clean and runs cool so the load is 4 ohms.

    I tried a Panasonic BD 50 using a CD then my computer with DAC Magic 100 and the computer wins IMO, fuller bass and not tinny. Go Devils!
     
  5. kaplang

    kaplang Works for me ! Subscriber

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    I have the remote connected to a switch that controls 2 sets of speakers. I have a set of speakers in 3 separate rooms and I can at my choice have 1 set, 2 sets or all 3 sets active.
     
  6. pustelniakr

    pustelniakr Silver Miner at Large Subscriber

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    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    I actually do have a separate amp, but I run 3 pairs of speakers, stacked floor to ceiling.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  7. RockFanatic

    RockFanatic New Member

    Messages:
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    Nevermind
     
  8. Dude111

    Dude111 Analogue is Awesome

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    I only use 1 speaker. Hooked up to the B side....

    I prefer MONO anyway so it works out OK.... I can listen to my cassettes,8 track tapes and VHS in MONO so its good....
     
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  9. OnTheBlitz

    OnTheBlitz It's all good..Hunter my Dog Loves Pink Floyd :) Subscriber

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    Location:
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    None of the poll options are applicable for me. I use my amps both in a+b mode for bi-amping my Polk LSIM707's with two pairs of AudioQuest Rocket 33's reversed. Very convenient and clean interconnection.
     
  10. OnTheBlitz

    OnTheBlitz It's all good..Hunter my Dog Loves Pink Floyd :) Subscriber

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    Just going through old post. I'm just curious, do you actually prefer mono over stereo, if so, why?
     
  11. Dude111

    Dude111 Analogue is Awesome

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    Sounds better......... I have always preferred Mono if i can listen that way......
     
  12. 2channel*

    2channel* AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Location:
    NJ, USA
    Back to Mono! One of my favorite CD collections put out by Phil Spector. Fabulous if you like the old girl groups and the Wall of Sound. Came with a "BACK TO MONO" button, too. And the Phil Spector Christmas CD.
     
  13. 2channel*

    2channel* AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Location:
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    Do I smell sarcasm?
     
  14. BOUXY

    BOUXY Super Member

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    Location:
    WPG,MB CANADA
    You prefer MONO?
    Why pray tell?
    STEREO played on a decent System blows away any MONO I have ever heard but of course you have to have a quality Stereo signal from whatever medium you are listening to.
    If you truly prefer Mono that's your perogative and happy listening:)
     
  15. Dude111

    Dude111 Analogue is Awesome

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    Yup I truly really do but your right I have heard some records that sound good also (Stereo)
     
  16. sunrayjack12

    sunrayjack12 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I run stacked amps .
     
  17. The Fuxtor

    The Fuxtor AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    I run the b channel to my powered sub....
     
  18. avionic

    avionic " Black Knights" Subscriber

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    Location:
    Fort Dodge, Iowa cornfield
    I use A,B and C, if applicable. Every time I check out amplifier functionality.
     
  19. classic carl

    classic carl Got Vinyl? Subscriber

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    Location:
    North Coast of Pa.
    Both of my power amps only have one set of speaker terminals. In my main system, the powered subs are connected from a second output from my preamp. On my laptop system, I use the B jacks on my integrated to A/B speakers or test out new acquisitions before deciding what needs to be done to them.
     
  20. Eric Lloyd

    Eric Lloyd AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have found that my Realistic T-120s and my Infinity SM-120s complement each other very well. The Realistics have great detail but are a little thin. The Infinitys, with a little insulating, have outstanding bottom end and a gratifying presence in the midrange. With all four together it's simply beautiful.
     

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