Biamping the AVR600?

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    How do I biamp the front left and right speakers with the AVR600 in a 5.1 system?
     
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    Easy! Use the 6+7 Left and Right back surround channel speaker outs and change the settings in the menu to enable bi amp mode
     
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    And don't forget to remove the links between the speaker terminals first or it could get expensive. Apologies if you know this but worth mentioning just in case.
     
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    I have been biamping my P7 that is why I was not sure how to biamp the AVR600. It looks like the P7 will have to go back to Arcam for repair.

    Biamping the AVR600: is it just a case of connecting red to red and black to black in any order using the spare surround back channels?
     
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    Yeah. I use channels 1 & 2 for my woofers and 6 & 7 for tweeters but it shouldn't matter.
     
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    Actually, it does matter - the manual states that when bi amp mode is selected, the LF signal is passed from channels 1&2, and the HF signal is passed from channels 6&7. Ironically, your current config is correct, but I just thought I'd clarify. BTW, I'm an AVR400 owner, but I'd assume the manual sections are the same for both models. Cheers...
     
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    In bi-amp mode the same L+R signal is output to channels 6&7 as channels 1&2. No filtering takes place, that happens in the speaker crossover. The 600 manual does not state which way round they should connect. The reality is it makes no difference, I think the 400 manual is just trying to be more helpful.
     
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    This is what my AVR600 manual says. Nothing about which amp should be used for which drivers...unless I've missed it somewhere....

    Use Channels 6+7 for – If your main zone speaker
    set up does not include Surround Back Left and Right speakers, you can choose to use the Surround Back amplifier channels to bi-amp the Front Left and Right pair, or as a stereo power amplifier for Zone 2 (but note that powered Zone 2 is not available on the AV888).
     

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