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Tri-wire cabling on SX-1250

Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by qguy, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. qguy

    qguy Super Member

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    I have speakers that has tri-wiring capability, wondering if there would be any benefit to this considering that the internal wire of the SX-1250 is not that thick compared to modern speaker wires?
     

     

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  2. rcs16

    rcs16 Super Member

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    I think they mean by tri-wiring is that you can wire directly to the speakers and not use the passive cross over network. In that case you need 3 amps and a active crossover.
    Read your manual.
     
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  3. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music Subscriber

    Or it means you can run three amps, but still use the passive crossover, I have seen that capability before.

    But if its just running three pairs of cables to the same terminals, then why would you?
     
  4. qguy

    qguy Super Member

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    Because the designer of the loudspeaker said so :) if it was some random guy on the net saying you need to triwire to get full potential, I would be skeptical. This designer was chief engineer at Dahlquist and designed several speakers for Dahlquist including the DQ20. If I had a monster power amp, I would not hesitate to tri-wire, but on an SX-1250, I am on the fence :)

     
  5. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music Subscriber

    I think you answered your own question then.
    If for some reason all that cable is required to run those speakers, then I say go for it....With the speaker terminations being a bit lightweight, you could then spread the load over the different terminals, except i am not sure if you can run all three at the same time....
     
  6. Watthour

    Watthour Electron Rancher - JS3600

    Two sets of speakers can be operated simultaneously. The switches are wired to lock out any third set of speakers with two selected.
     

     

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