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I have a Denon 4311CI that I will be moving over to my new 5.1 setup with 5 of the B&W CM1 speakers. I'm a newbie when it comes to setting up receivers beyond stereo mode (previously it was just on a 2.1 setup). Should I take advantage of the bi-amp capability in the 4311CI and wire the tweeter and the midrange speaker on the front CM1s separately (removing the metal bridge on the back of the speaker)? I am in the middle of running 14/4 wire to each CM1. Does bi-amping apply to just the front left and right, or also the center speaker?
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It will make little or no difference with the CM1s.

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The feature only applies to the FL/FR speakers, although as Kal notes, save your speaker wire and just wire them up normally.

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Just out of curiosity, why did you buy a 4311 for a 5.1 setup?
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KidHorn, mainly because I tend to "buy the best" and hold on to it for 10-20 years. I hate having to constantly upgrade gadgets .. then they own my life with the time I spend researching every purchase. Instead I buy higher quality than what I really need go longer in between upgrades.
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