I am quickly allowing Emotiva to take over my home stereo / theater system! I have used a Yamaha AVR for several years. I just installed an XPA-200 to run my front speakers and moved my Mini X a-100 to power the rear channels; I am still using the Yamaha as a pre-amp. It all sounds great but I guess I’m getting a little greedy. I’d like to install another amp(s) to run the center channel and sub. Could I use another Mini X a-100 with Y-connectors to power the center and sub? If not, what would you recommend?
Last Edit: Sept 1, 2015 18:42:00 GMT -5 by estesmark
I see that the OP hasn't responded yet about whether his/her sub is powered or not, but I'm more interested in the other part of the question. I need a separate amp to power an 8 ohm center channel speaker. Is this amp bridgeable so I can Y a center signal to both inputs and feed a single speaker?
Post by knucklehead on Nov 2, 2015 21:26:11 GMT -5
Amps that are bridgeable will have instructions on how to do that - and none of them that I know of connect in the manner you described. To bridge an amp you will usually connect one speaker wire to one positive post and the same with the other red one. You didn't mention which amp model you are referring to. Neither the XPA-200 or the Mini-X amp are bridgeable. The XPA-2 is.
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