There's no evidence whatsoever that it has any beneficial effect,
The word " effect" when related to music production means something that alters the sound produced. Whether that is beneficial is a matter of opinion.
I bought these on ebay and they arrived today from Hong Kong. They look very good and if weight is anything to go by are good quality too. I bought them with the intention of bi amping at some stage and wanted to know if there will be any impedence or voltage issues splitting the signal between two amps. I would be connecting these to my pre out and then taking two pairs of interconnects to two amps. Any thoughts?
Provided your pre-amp has a lowish output impedance (say below 1kohm) and your power amps have an input impedance of greater than 10kohms, there should be no problem with impedance.
Assuming your power amps are identical, there will be no problem with input sensitivities. Both power amps must be switched on, or it is possible that you get the effect previously noted, that the "off" amplifier has a very low input impedance and effectively shorts out the working input.
The question I have to ask though, is why biamp? There's no evidence whatsoever that it has any beneficial effect, but by all means prove this for yourself.
Subjective opinion IMO should be regarded as a form of evidence.
Not everything is measurable yet, but may become so once we understand the subject better and improve our methodolgy accordingly. If you say it's merely someones imagination - well, AFAIK you can't measure that either
My idea is to be able to control the amount of bass produced through a seperate amp or active speakers with crossover. Maybe this is moving away from a transparent " natural " sound but what is that anyway, some time back I asked what system would produce the sound from the studio as the engineer intended and got a load of bollocks from various wammers. ( No disrespect intended )Some said that reproducing the sound of a live concert was what they wanted, thats fine if you happened to go to the live concert and liked what you heard. That may work with classical because it should be replicated every time unless the conductor changes the arrangement drastically. But some live acts are not a patch on the recording. Don't get me wrong I'm not looking for the sort of bass that comes from a vauxhall corsa on saturday night with some chav at the wheel, I am reasonably satisfied with the varied amount of bass that come from my small bass reflex speakersbut want to try different things. Maybe my speakers are replicating what came fom the studio because of the various tones and amount of bass they produce, I really have no way of knowing.
Maybe what I should do is wait until I move to France, hopefully early next year, ok deserting the sinking ship I hear you saying, where I will have a dedicated room properly treated as a starting point. I believe this is the only way forward and not all this box swapping. I'm sure you all have very competant kit that would sound spot on the right room. I think this was evident at the heathrow show where only ABC audio's room sounded right to me.