AVC-A11XV 6.1/bi-amping confusion

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  1. sapper

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    AVC-A11XV Can anyone help me out please.

    I am currently running this system in 5.1 mode using the front channel together with the Surround back channels to bi-amp my front Gold Reference G60 speakers.

    However, it seem sthat if I want to continue bi-amp my fronts, then I am unable to have a single rear speaker for the additioanl channel!

    Is this indeed the case, or am I getting confuseD?

    Adrian
     
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    With refernce to my 3805, no you are not confused. To Bi-Amp your front speakers you are using 4 of the 7 amps, leaving 3 for the centre and two surrounds. If you need amplification on the single "ES" channel (6.1) you have to use 2 of your 4 bi-amps to power the rear channel, even though it is a single speaker. There is not an option to use just one of the two amps. They are assigned in pairs. The amp is capable of deriving/driving 2 channels on the ES channel and hence 7.1. If you want to Biamp AND have the ES surrounds you will need a seperate Power Amp for either your fronts or the rear ES.
     
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    Thanks for this...

    And also a quick reply, and an edit no less. Excellent stuff

    I guess I could reintroduce my audiolabs (8000S and 8000PX) for the front channels. Is it worth the hassle? As part of my room upgrade, I am looking at reducing my kit, for several reasons including space, simplicity and being eco-friendly (ish)
     
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    In my experience:
    BI-AMPING >>> NORMAL AMPING
    ES (two channel 7.1) >>> NORMAL SURROUND SOUND 5.1
    CONCLUSION: Get your poweramps out and go the whole hog. I don't think you will be disappointed!
     
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    Too many decisions.... :)

    Currently running one speaker on the rear channel and my fronts are currently single wired.

    On some of the DD and DTS 5.1 EX soundtracks there may be a slight improvemnt but....
     
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    What's the point of sticking with a single ES channel when you have two amps to throttle up!! AS Jeremy Clarkson would enthuse:-
    "POWERRRR" :smashin:
     
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    will take a photograph of my back wall and post on my set up thread, but Ido not have space for four speaksrs...

    three speakers is pushing it...

    But might order the R90 for a rear speaker....
     

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