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Two recievers bi amping?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by warren whit, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. warren whit

    warren whit Agent

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    i just recently upgraded to a denon 3808ci and have my old onkyo tx-nr801 sitting here collecting dust. I'm wondering if there is a way to use both amps to power my polk audio lsi front speakers? Not sure how all the processing would be affected? Any help is appreciated! Thnx.
     
  2. Mike_J_D

    Mike_J_D Stunt Coordinator

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    Warren, good morning; on the back of the 3808ci there is a speaker out section called Surr back/Amp assign - it comes after Surround B. This section can be assigned in the menu of the 3808 and used to bi-amp your front speakers. So all you would need is the speaker cable necessary to bi-amp them - which you would have needed anyway.

    I would say that you could run the pre-outs - if your Onkyo has them - into the ext in inputs on the back of the Denon; however, I don't know if this would disable the Denons amps and use it only as a pre/pro. Maybe someone with a better understanding of the internal workings of the Denon can chime in; personally I would use the SURR BACK/AMP ASSIGN to bi-amp my front two speakers. Which is what I will be doing in the near future.

    Mike
     
  3. warren whit

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    Thanks for the info, i wasn't aware of that option on the denon!
    I will use that option until i am running all 7 speakers (not a big enough room at moment). Thanks for your help.
     
  4. Mike_J_D

    Mike_J_D Stunt Coordinator

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    You are very welcome.
     
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    Are those Polks bi-ampable? You can't do that with just any speaker?
     
  6. warren whit

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    Yep, they are there top of the line set.
     

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