Yamaha RX-A2030 and A3030 - Can't bi-Amp Fronts AND use Front Presence Speakers? - AVS Forum
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post #1 of 10 Old 09-30-2013, 04:43 PM - Thread Starter
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Anyone know if the A2030 or A3030 can support both bi-amping the fronts AND using front presence speakers?

I have:

2 Fronts
1 Center
2 Front Presence speakers
2 Rear Surrounds
1 Sub

I was excited to get the 9.2 A2030, thinking for sure it would allow me to bi-amp my fronts and still use the front presence speakers... but now that I'm trying to set it up that way, it looks to me like I can't!

I really like the "dialogue lift" feature using front presence speakers, so I think I'll use 'em. Sure wish I could put the other two "unused" amps to use bi-amping the fronts.

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Sorry - I'm a jackass. I meant to post this in the Yamaha RX-1030, 2030, 3030 thread.

While we're hear - anyone know of other AV receivers that support the above configuration?

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Its arguable that there is any benefit to biamping...especially passive biamping.

Have you actually tried to biamp this receiver? Did you notice any differences in the front speakers?

You can try it by not using the front presence speakers. Then decide if it is more important to have biamp fronts or presence speakers.
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Good advice, afrogt. Dollars to donuts I couldn't tell the difference between bi-amped, amped, and tri-amped.
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So you decided you wanted to biamp your fronts but you never actually tried it? confused.gif

Sometimes I wish mfrs would just put one set of terminals on a speaker. Then you wouldn't have to be concerned about biamping.

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So you decided you wanted to biamp your fronts but you never actually tried it? confused.gif

Sometimes I wish mfrs would just put one set of terminals on a speaker. Then you wouldn't have to be concerned about biamping.

Guilty as charged.

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Sometimes I wish mfrs would just put one set of terminals on a speaker. Then you wouldn't have to be concerned about biamping.

I long ago decided that the best "accidental" audio decision I ever made was to use powered L|C|R front main speakers on all three of my AV systems . . . the unintended consequence is that I am never tempted to ask myself if I should experiment with bi-amping! biggrin.gif

However, the Klipsch XF-48 (link) floorstanders (L|R in my 2.1 "mostly music" system) are actually biamped powered speakers with both Class A/B High-Frequency, and Class D Low-Frequency internal amps. (No fans, and even when played hard in action movies all day, it's hard to tell if the metal chassis--which acts as a passive radiator--is any warmer than room temperature.)



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Were you wanting to use the pre-outs and main in? I am looking for a high in receiver that does that. Looks like starting with the RX-Z11, Yamaha took the main-in connections away. BTW, I really like multi-amping the speakers with a low level crossover.

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The flagship Denon 4520CI has both 7.1 EXT IN as well as 11.2 pre-outs and can bi-amp FL/FR while still using FHL/FHR or FWL/FWR speakers.

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The flagship Denon 4520CI has both 7.1 EXT IN as well as 11.2 pre-outs and can bi-amp FL/FR while still using FHL/FHR or FWL/FWR speakers.

So I could go pre-out to an active external crossover and back in to the front mains to use the receivers internal amp?

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