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Pioneer 2011 Bi-Amped

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  1. Ratoban

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    Hi my first post here so here goes.

    Have any of you 2011 owners used the seventh channel to drive your front speakers yet in a bi-amped config?.
    If so is there any noticeable difference or benefit or is it a complete waste of the extra channel.

    Any opinions or suggestions about my next moves (speaker choices, interconnects ect) greatfully received
    Thnx
    Rob.

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    I'm running mine in bi-amp mode and the difference to me is very noticable. There seems to be more bass slam and the treble is sweeter. do use decent biwire cable and connect using banana plugs.
     
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    Hi there,

    What is the other equipment you are using, for the bi amping, when I set mine up I may want to run the front speakers through a decent Stereo amp, so I can still have pukka 2 channel.

    dont really no what amp to go for. idears?

    How is yours wired up?
     
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    Hi, Avdesigns,what cables r u using?

    I was going to double up on the QED Silver Anniversary but i`m open to suggestions as a second run will drive the wife nuts (not more cables!).
    Also thoughts on how a Pioneer dvd 656 player will gel into the set up or alternatives around that price range.
    Thoughts again greatfully received.

    Rob
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    Darren,
    considered lots of options, Marantz 6300 & 7300 Pioneer 1011, Yamaha 630, Denon 3802 and when you look at the specs theres not that much between them. A lot comes down to personal choice and your own ears.
    The reasons i went 4 the 2011 were the ability to biamp with the seventh channel plus i though it sounded great with music and film,i found the Denon a little flat with music but it can be picked up 4 good money now.
    Don`t know if this helps but your ears won`t lie.
    Rob
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    yes, but what have u biamp it with?


    Is it just another amp through the front 2 you are using? it must be something decent to make it worth while.

    I have a Marantz KI sig, but I dont think it will have enough guts.

    what have you got and whats your connections?
     
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    he's saying that he's using the extra 2 amps on the 2011 and biamping the fronts! (the receiver has 7 amps so you can biamp two chanels if you will run 5.1!!!)
     
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    ok I understand, this now... a dedicated stereo amp is better yes?
     
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    in theory, yes.

    it depends on which amp it is....
     
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    Curious as to how you do this as I will be gettin one of these soon ( well I can live in hope ), heard that it sounds more solid bi-amped.
    Thanx
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    In the setup for the 2011 you can choose 3 options for the surround rear speaker terminals.
    1) As surround rears eg 7.1
    2) To drive a second pair of speakers in another room.
    3) To bi-amp your main stereo speakers, which of course must be bi-wired.
    The cable I'm using at the moment is Cabletalk 3.1 Bi-wire, but I'm looking at upgrading.
     
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    It might be a little sad but i downloaded the manual already from the Pioneer (www.pioneer.co.uk) web site,thought it might save a little time when it comes!!!
    :)
     
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    Thanx for the info.:smashin:
    Wont be doing it myself just yet, using Kefs Eggs, but some day you never know
    Laters
    Spooks
     

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