How to bi-amp with 2 two-channel amps?

I need an advice on how to bi-amp my speakers.Both speakers are bi-wirible.I have 2 identical power amps.Should i dedicate 1 amp to high freq. on both speakers and the other one for low freq.
Or should i dedicate each amp for each speaker,each driving high and low freq.drivers of its dedicated speaker?
Both amps are bipolar design.
Which is "the right" way to go soundwise?

Thank you
Probably one amp for highs and the other for lows (vertical bi-amping) is best, but, depending on what amps these are, that may not be the case.

A lot of 2 channel amps dont perform well when they are bridged. i.e. one amp for the left speaker and one for the right (horizontal bi-amping).

This is just my opinion of course, others will probably vary.
With 2 identical amps, I'd personally dedicate one amp to the left channel, and one amp to the right channel.

Dedicating one amp to each channel does not consititue as "bridging." Bridging is when you have the ability to combine multiple channels into a lower number of channels (i.e. a 2 channel amp into a 1 channel amp, or a 6 channel amp into a 3 channel amp).
You can do it either way but here is my suggestion and the reasoning behind it.
Use one amp on each speaker. One channel drives the highs(and/or mids) and the other drives the lower end. The reason I feel that doing this is better has to do with the power supply only having to supply higher current to one channel of each amp. It allows the amp to work easier. One channel isn't drawing much from the supply(highs) so the other side can use the extra draw. It allows the amp to drive the lower side a little better(generally cleaner).
The one caveat is both channels need to be reasonably close in input sensitivity to allow your speakers to remain balanced in the frequecy spectrum.
You can use "Y" connectors at each amp or simply solder a wire across the hot leads on the inputs of the amp from left channel to right channel.
Y connectors will degrade your incoming signal a touch.
Horizontal bi-amping allows you to use two different types of amps ( i.e. tubes for highs, SS for bass) you can also use two identical amps. When horizontal is choosen you will use one amp for right and left channel upper and the second amp for right and left channel lower. Note when using two different amps that the gain be the same or an imbalance will occur.Vertical bi-amping uses two of the same type of amps being eiter SS or Tubes. When using vertical bi-amp each one of the amps are dedicated to each speaker, for instace, the left channel of each amp connects to the lows and the right channel connects to the highs.If your preamp doesn't have dual pre outs then you must use a Y connector or spliter. There are a few companies that sell the adaptors.
My suggestion (based on experience) is if you have two identical amps then run one amp to each speaker. IMO, this implementation is sonically superior to using one amp for highs and one amp for the lows. YMMV.
Krell recommends one amp per speaker. Their are good arguments for both ways. I would personally experiment. Since I have two different amps, I have no choice.

By the way, "Distortion":
Bridging is totally different than vertical biamping (one amp per speaker, and your original recommendation is called horizontal biamping.

Did I get it backwards?

Vertical is two(2) two-channel amps playing independently the high and low of each speaker. One amp dedicated to the left and one right. Essentially seperated "horizontally."

Horizontal is one amp playing the L/R lows and the other playing the highs. Essentially seperated "vertically."

And, bridged would sum the output of each amp, essentially monoblocks with a single output, bi-wired if you want.


Now that I read that again, it sounds right. I stand corrected. Although, I knew/know better I'll probably get them screwed up again.

Sorry Overhang, awww well, If you have the cables and the time I would check out every possible wiring.
vertical bi-amping optimizes stereo separation and will provide an outstanding 3 dimensional soundstage.
if you like lound music,horizontal bi-amping is more optimal bec. distortion crosstalk bet. low/mid and high frequency channels can no longer occur.However, stereo separation maybe reduced.the best configuration for you depends on your listening habits and eqpt.
You could try both but I would think vertical bi-amp will be better in your case. Vertical also lets you get away with shorter speaker cables which can save some money.

Think about your speakers and your listening preferences.

With identical amps you can do it either way.

I bi-amp ESL Hybrids and the best way for me is horizontal. That way I have better control over the separation between bass and mid/high. If you horizontally bi-amp you also need to think about passive versus active, which is a whole other discussion.

Experiment and listen - always the best way to make decisions, anything else is somebody's opinion and only yours really counts.