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#423314 - 02/13/17 12:47 AM Jumpers for M 80s
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OK, so this must be obvious, but do the M80s require jumpers to light up all the drivers?
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#423317 - 02/13/17 03:30 AM Re: Jumpers for M 80s [Re: 2x6spds]
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Yep. If there are 4 posts.
Assuming you aren't using two amps and 2 pairs of wires.
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#423322 - 02/13/17 05:04 AM Re: Jumpers for M 80s [Re: 2x6spds]
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Was going to biamp but my old Integra processor only has one set of preouts for front LR.

Sounded great, guess that was the VP160 and QS8s and a pair of M80s running on 4 cylinders.

Thanks. I'll ask Ian for some jumpers.
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#423324 - 02/13/17 07:13 AM Re: Jumpers for M 80s [Re: 2x6spds]
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Use speaker wire to make jumpers.
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#423352 - 02/14/17 08:52 AM Re: Jumpers for M 80s [Re: 2x6spds]
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Or just buy a pair of these and bi-amp as you had planned.
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#423367 - 02/15/17 01:05 AM Re: Jumpers for M 80s [Re: 2x6spds]
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I figured that feeding signal to the pair of binding posts from a single amp wouldn't be the same as it would be if the processor had twin outputs with cross-over control for each output.

So, I picked up some solid core hookup wire and made some jumpers (stranded wire spread when the binding posts were tightened.)

What is really interesting is that before jumpers I was listening to a pair of super M22s with twin tweeters. Sounded very good.

Needless to say, with all drivers working, the sound quality is much better. I had to reduce the EP500's cross-over point and volume.

I watched a bit of Transformers. Didn't only shake my house.

Heard from my very nice neighbors for the first time.

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#423380 - 02/15/17 07:00 PM Re: Jumpers for M 80s [Re: 2x6spds]
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Wait. Wait. So, you brought your audiophile buds over, scrutinized, tweaked, etc. and your woofers werent running?...... And no one knew?

Whatever you do dont tell them now. lol. laugh Funny stuff.
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#423386 - 02/15/17 09:17 PM Re: Jumpers for M 80s [Re: 2x6spds]
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In all fairness, he was running subs so i can let him off this time. I ran M2's with twin 8" subs and then when i got the M80's the difference was not as great as your would think.
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#423390 - 02/15/17 11:36 PM Re: Jumpers for M 80s [Re: 2x6spds]
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#423394 - 02/16/17 01:02 AM Re: Jumpers for M 80s [Re: 2x6spds]
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Damn , the secret is out smile
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