Yes it can. There is a section on page 65 of the user manual detailing how to do this in a 7.1 system, the section is called: "Connecting 7.1-channel speakers: Bi-amp connection of front speakers". You just use the second height speaker outputs with the fronts to bi-amp.Would the x4500 be able to run 5.1.2 when also bi-amping the front mains?
By “will it work“ I am trying to figure out if there Is any configuration issues with this set up. Can I just use the center and sub? Also, if I buy different speakers for the rear that are made by a different manufacturer such as Polk, will there be a timbre matching issue?I just bought an AVR-X4500H and will be initially setting it up as a 3.1 in the main zone (large family room) and zone 2 will be for my back patio (Klipsch AW-650's). I will be expanding to 5.1 in the main sometime in 2020, maybe sooner. Eventually I will be using this receiver in my media room with a 9.2 setup. My concern is the 3.1 initial setup. The speakers I have are two Klipsch R-5650-W II In-Wall speakers for the front L & R, a Klipsch RP-504C as the center channel speaker, and a SVS SB-2000 as the subwoofer. Will this work? I am concerned about not having the rear surround speakers set up.
It isn't just the price of the X4500 that has increased at RS.Back up to £1199 in Richer Sounds.