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Bi-amping front speakerswith Pioneer ax5

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    Anyone tried or currently bi-amping their front speakers using the back surround outlets as described in the manual?
    I assume this might also be possible with ax10 and ax3?

    I'm thinking about testing this.

    Did it lead to any sound improvements you think?

    If you haven't tested it or don't own an ax5 do you think that bi-amping always is an improvement. From reading about it it sounds like it always improves the sound, the problem is if it's so much better¨so it's worth bying a extra pair of ht pro-11.. :)
     
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    I haven't tried it, but would be intreagued to read how you get on with testing it :).
     
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    :) If i get around to loan/buy a par if pro-11 cables i will report any findings here.
     
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    i did this using the vsxax3 driving a pair of wharfedale Evo30 and it gave them alot more control and detail. So I tried it with a pair of mission V63 as i know mission speakers are always better bi-wired, and bi-amped on the ax3 made a marked improvement. If you don't need 7.1 try it!!
     
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    No point having the extra amplifiers doing nothing. You'll find more clarity & detail.
     
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    and if you do require the rears for 7.1 you can add a power amp via the preouts
     
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    And, how do they sound? Big difference? :)
     
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    Already have a paier but would like to have the same cables when biamping so i would need another pair...
    I love the cables made a big improvement in my system.
     
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    I've been using my Pioneer 2011 to bi-amp my front speakers for about 10 months. It's a small but noticeable positive effect, giving a fuller more rounded sound.
     
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    It isn't really surprising, as experts claim that most of the benefits of bi-amping come from "moving the speaker-filter" (as a figure of speech) before the amplification, which as far as I know isn't possible with any of these built-in bi-amplifiers.

    Guess we'll have to wait for the next-generation amplifiers, beyond Yamaha's Z9, to feature stuff like that..
     

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