Reading between the lines I think CBP already has the two amps
in which case there is no harm in trying to see if it's worth it.
With the caveat that the rewiring needs to be done carefully and correctly.
Going active should add sonic improvements, if the correct crossovers
can be sourced.
Thanks for all the advice and info. Going active? Explain this to me, assuming I’m an idiot! My understanding is that active is having amps built in to the speakers.
Basically, I have a P101 and stuck in a complete set of Gold lion valves, using KT88s as the output valves. It sounded truly amazing, truly incredible bass that was powerful and so extended - my whole room moved- and it had the most stunning treble, all wit a soundstage that had real depth. Perhaps not the most detailed or resolving amp, but it sounded magical if you know what I mean, not at all like listening to a piece of hardware making music.
Unfortunately the biasing went crazy and it has fried some output valves so I’m going to get it repaired and completely restored.
There is a chap on here selling another 101 which I want to buy. It’s been serviced but I will send them both off to be given a total ground up restoration.
I can’t imagine anything better than having two of these beasts with 16 KT88s in total driving my TDL Reference Standard Transmission Line speakers.
I just want to be made aware of any issues relating to bi-amping either vertical or horizontal.
I’m currently using my KSA250 which is nice but not a patch on the Beard.
I have a whole load of gear to sell, about 7-8k worth as I have been experimenting with various stuff, but now want to sell it and settle on the beards, with my Cyrus CDt, Cyrus DAC XP+ system and just listen to music.
I made my original post as I had some concern that vertical bi-amping may damage the amp as the L and R channels would usually be totally separate but I don’t think this is the case if I use them to bi-amp my speakers even though they can be set for bi-wite operation (I can’t see how bi-wite can actually work as it’s exactly the same circuit as single wire- but I can see how bi-amping may work as each amp is separate abs under different load )
Anyhoo, as I say, I’m just after a setup I can stick with for a few years so I can just listen to music again and not my Hifi - but I know I will still tweak it by trying different valves etc as it’s in my blood!