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I just bought AV 8801 and MM8077 Amp. Question is how can I Bi-amp my Von Schweikert VR4-Jr Front speakers?

I thought I would plug in to the SL and SR outputs on amp and change settings in the processor, don't see an option.

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I just bought AV 8801 and MM8077 Amp. Question is how can I Bi-amp my Von Schweikert VR4-Jr Front speakers?

I thought I would plug in to the SL and SR outputs on amp and change settings in the processor, don't see an option.

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I also have VR-4Jr's and AV8801, unfortunately there is no option to set it up in the bi-amp mode.

Just use the RCA y-cable to drive 2 amps from a single Right or Left output. This setup sounds the best when driving Gemstone amp.

I wasn't getting good results with XLR y-cable setup, perhaps due to strange input impedance loading of my amps.

The Jr's sound much better when bi-amped.

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I forgot to mention, be carefully with your amp when bi-amping the lower section of your VR-4Jr. Your amp may not like driving 2.3 ohms load across the bass section.

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Could you explain that further? Lovely I spent the money to get XLR cables across the board.... So if I use RCA Y's to the amps channels 1&2 of 7 , the higher and lower section of speakers are different ohm loads?

Should I sell the amp and get some Parasound A21's, I really can't believe you can't bi-amp a $3000 AV Receiver
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The AV8801 is not a receiver: it's a preamp/processor. Since it doesn't include internal amps, it doesn't need to include internal biamp features that receivers have to include. Whether or not you bi-amp is determined by how you connect it to the external amps that you have to add to it anyhow.

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