Biamping is good ONLY in the case of a speaker manufacturer purposefully including an electronic crossover as part of the integral design of the loudspeaker. A case in point is the Waveform Mach 17: John Otvös includes a Bryston electronic crossover in the price of the speakers specifically for biamplification. The crossover point and the slope of the signal are carefully controlled, the only variable being a shelving control to balance the relative level of the driver units. After having had tri-amplified systems with electronic crossovers, my current speakers also are adaptable, via passive crossovers, to bi- or tri-amplification. This system is NOT run biamplified, seeing no advantage with passive crossovers to biamplify (or triamplify) the system. The subwoofer has its own electronic crossover and integral amplifier, so technically this is a biamplified system, but not in the sense of driving a full-range speaker system with more than one amplifier per channel. So if your speakers do not come with an electronic crossover, then it is senseless to biamplify them, your sound will be no better.
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