I own the SR5008 and would like clarification on the following: "100 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven"
1. Does this mean that if I use only the L and R channels that each channel is capable of sending 100 watts to each speaker, if needed?
2. If I use 5 channels, LCR and a pair of surrounds, does the wattage sent by each channel to its respective speaker decrease? In other words, if 5 channels are being used, is it no longer possible to send 100 watts to any of them?
3. If I decide to go with a 3.1 setup instead of 5.1, does this effectively allow more wattage to be available to the 3 active channels, thereby producing more "headroom" and potentially higher quality sound than a 5.1 setup?
Thanks for your replies!