Bi Wire volume loss on Denon AVR 2313

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  1. RichardReid

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    Hi
    I'm a new member so excuse me if this question has been answered before or is possibly obvious. I have a Denon AVR 2313 receiver. I had up until recently bi- amped my paradigm monitor 7 floor standers using the surround back outputs as described in the denon manual. I only run a sub, 2x mains and a centre. I recently chose to add two PSB CS1000 outdoor speakers using the zone two option. Denon advise using the assignable surround back outputs so I put the paradigm mains back to standard non bi-wired set up. I have noticed a considerable reduction in volume on the main speaker set up at the same volume setting on the main channel. Zone 2 works fine. I used to watch tv at the 30 volume setting but now have it at 50 on the arvo for the same volume?

    Is this to be expected ? I would not have expected so much loss in power ?

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    Try running the Audyssey set up again.
     
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    There shouldn't be any difference at all. Something odd has happened here. Are you positive you haven't perhaps wired one of the front speakers out of phase when you remade the connections?
     
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    Thanks Dante01. I ran Audyssey as advised and it fixed the problem.
    I assume that the avr outputs greater power to the front mains when not in bi-wire configuration as assignable surround back powering also in biwire configuration. Not that it now matters as Audyssey test fixed the problem.

    Thanks also Steve for your input.
     
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    You mean you have biamped your fronts not biwired which is a different thing entirely.
     
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    Hi Guys

    Just wanted to know if I can connect the denon 2313 to a set of bose cube speakers?

    Thanks for any replies that may come.
     
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    Yes you can but unless you already have the speakers then I would buy something else instead.
     
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    Thanks PSM1. Yes, I actually have a set of Bose system but now the music center is out. As for the Accousticmass, I cannot hook it up to any amp, right? Therefore, now I need to get an amp and sub to hook it up to the cube speakers but not sure about the sound quality. Is this the best option for me????
     

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