Bi-amping Power for Khorn Bass Bins (Tweaks)

by mflaten, Tuesday, May 07, 2019, 22:21 (336 days ago)

How much power is needed to bi-amp the Klipschorn (104db/1w/1M) bass bin with a Class D amp such as the Hypex? Is too much power a detriment since a Class D amp has the highest distortion at lowest output. The amp has to have enough headroom to play all types of music at respectable SPL's, generally 80 to maybe 92db. A knowledgeable view is appreciated.

Bi-amping Power for Khorn Bass Bins

by Bert @, Thursday, May 09, 2019, 20:09 (334 days ago) @ mflaten

How much power is needed to bi-amp the Klipschorn (104db/1w/1M) bass bin with a Class D amp such as the Hypex? Is too much power a detriment since a Class D amp has the highest distortion at lowest output.

You do not need much power for the Klipsch to play loud enough but good enough to control the woofer. You can't have too much power but if you pay extra for more than needed would be a waste of money.

I would not worry about the distortion of a Class D-amp in the bass section, more should you worry about DSP (latency and digital processing) which has far more influence... and yet, very acceptable results can be achieved but please not use it ever above 250Hz or so where the ear is still less sentitive to distortion.

Cheers,

Bert

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Bi-amping Power for Khorn Bass Bins

by mflaten, Monday, May 13, 2019, 21:14 (330 days ago) @ Bert

How much power is needed to bi-amp the Klipschorn (104db/1w/1M) bass bin with a Class D amp such as the Hypex? Is too much power a detriment since a Class D amp has the highest distortion at lowest output.


You do not need much power for the Klipsch to play loud enough but good enough to control the woofer. You can't have too much power but if you pay extra for more than needed would be a waste of money.

I would not worry about the distortion of a Class D-amp in the bass section, more should you worry about DSP (latency and digital processing) which has far more influence... and yet, very acceptable results can be achieved but please not use it ever above 250Hz or so where the ear is still less sentitive to distortion.

Cheers,

Bert

Bert, I am confused when you say "the distortion of a Class D-amp in the bass section, more should you worry about DSP (latency and digital processing) which has far more influence... and yet, very acceptable results can be achieved but please not use it ever above 250Hz or so where the ear is still less sentitive to distortion."

Can you explain? Does that mean any electronic crossover based on DSP should not be used above 250Hz?

Bi-amping Power for Khorn Bass Bins

by Bert @, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 17:19 (329 days ago) @ mflaten

Can you explain? Does that mean any electronic crossover based on DSP should not be used above 250Hz?


It would for sure not be optimal.... unless your speakers are in the basis hardly optimal, then a good or best DSP computing might be able to improve the lot for a better total result.


Tryinmg to cure a lousy speaker with DSP is the wrong way to go. A good speaker does not need DSP but a good source instead or a better source to improve.

Cheers,

Bert

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