I connected my speakers bi-amped and didn't really care for the sound. I was using an Inuke 1000dsp so I could change the fields as I went. I did hear some differences here and there but nothing earth shattering and certainly NOT worth the headache of nearly blowing a speaker. SO, new question... sorta. Would connecting my speakers in bridged mode be more beneficial than using my Denon AVR? I will be running an 11ch setup (not 100% sold on Atmos) but if I were, it would be an 11 ch Atmos player as well.
SO, will I hear a difference if I bridge my speakers? will 600 wpc sound any different than 140wpc? I am not looking for higher SPL, im asking about more clarity and detail with vocals, instruments, sounds, explosions, etc. I already know it will play louder than I would ever want.
Does it really all come down to the speakers sensitivity? ie. if your speakers are 100db sensitivity connecting a 500wpc Krell amp will sound the same as a 600 watt bridged crown and a 140wpc Denon. due to the 100db sensitivity.
Secondly if your speakers are 90db sensitivity and you connect the same 3 amps then you WILL hear a very noticeable difference with clarity, soundstage, vocals, etc and the Krell would be the clear winner?
I ask this question because I owned a pair of B&W 802D speakers and when powered with a standard AVR they sounded like crap, but when I connected them with a McIntosh 200wpc amp they really opened up and sounded incredible. completely different speakers. I guess this is the point/question I am trying to understand. Perhaps with pro speakers it will make no difference due to the type of atmosphere they are played in.
**If I had connected a Crown amp and ran that in stereo, ie 500wpc @8 ohm would the B&W 802D sounded as good as the McIntosh?
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Last edited by rlhaudio; 08-13-2014 at 01:22 PM.