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    bi-amp wiring question

    So i was wondering about how to load my amps while wiring my speakers. The setup; for those of you that dont know. will be an active x-over, two 2-chan. amps (for front stage), a set of cdt cl-41 2-way with passive x-over and a set of elemental designs eu-700 6.5" mid/woofers in each door.

    now the question i have is what is the optimal way to wire the amps? should one amp power the cdt's and another amp power the eu-700's -OR- should one amp power the speakers on the right and one amp power the speakers on the left? (i.e. one chan powers the right side cdt components, the other chan; on the same amp, powers the eu-700 on the right side. Then the second amp will do the same on the left side)

    I was thinking that the eu-700's would be drawing a lot more power causing the one amp will be working a lot harder then the other.

    thoughts, suggestions?
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    I would go with your first suggestion, one for the cdts, and one for the eu-700's
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    Why do you think that is a better way?

    also, rereading that, it may not be clear to everyone what i'm trying to decide between so this may make it a bit clearer-

    option A)
    -amp 1-
    chan 1 powers left cdt cl-41
    chan 2 powers right cdt cl-41
    -amp 2-
    chan 1 powers left eu-700
    chan 2 powers right eu-700

    -OR-

    option B)
    -amp 1-
    chan 1 powers left cdt cl-41
    chan 2 powers left eu-700

    -amp 2-
    chan 1 powers right cdt cl-41
    chan 2 powers right eu-700
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    I just figured it would be easier to have an amp powering each set of speakers. lol
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    ...errr...thanks? actually it's pretty much the same amount of work for each, just a slightly different cable configuration (due to the unique zapco balanced output jack) but since i'm making the cables myself it doesn't make a difference.
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    well, in case anyone is actually going to look at this thread. fyi each chan on the amps have thier own individual gains
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