biwiring for vandersteen 2cis


Can anyone explain the advantage / difference between biwiring from a 120 watt 2 channel amp to a 4 channel 60 watt each 4 channel amp (adcoms) forproposed purchase.?

thanks
rmstern
Since most of the energy in musical peaks lies in the bass region for typical material, you will have more usable power from the 120W 2-channel amplifier. Although keep in mind that the difference between 120W and 60W is only 3db, significant but not huge.

Also, everything else being equal, I would think that there is more opportunity for inter-channel (left-to-right or right-to-left) crosstalk or interaction across the power supply and/or grounds within the 4-channel amplifier. That may or may not be significant depending on the quality of the amp.

But as with any component selection, of course, generalities can often be over-shadowed by the quality and sonic character of the specific designs, which can best be assessed by listening.

Regards,
-- Al
Switching from kimber 4tc's to 8tc's made a little difference on my 2ci's. Personally, I'd rather spend the money on 1 good amp than 2 ok amps. The only reason I see to bi-amp is if you love your main amp but it doesn't have enough power.
You might check the Vandersteen web site's FAQ about biamping. I think at one time Richard didn't recommend it.
thanks all