Originally posted by JnC
I thinking that buying 2 Panny receivers and biamping them would be a better alternative to spending $350-$1000 for audiophile mods to one digital receiver. While mods are all the rage, biamping costs less and preserves warranties.
Was the difference in sound quality with the biamped setup so favorable as to suggest this? Granted, I realized you weren't performing comparisons with modded receivers, but the biamped results implied a dramatic improvement over a singular receiver, and I'm having difficulty justifying the cost differential.
Actually, I am sending both my 45's out today for as many WBT binding posts as will fit, even if it means tossing the s video and component switching as I will never use them anyway.
I am going to have all the 6 channels internal wire direct to the new posts as well as a few assorted caps replaced ect.
I am not doing this because it needs it for H/T sonics, but rather because I would like to replace my Sim Audio gear for 2 channel use and beleive that mods will raise the bar enough to compete or beat whith any hi end gear that I am likely to buy in the near future for 2 channel use.
I am also sick of dealing with the 12 crap speaker terminals, and all the adapters that are a pita.
I have heard a single 45 whith just the internal 2 channel wiring replaced and ran direct to new binding posts.
The difference in sonics was easy to hear, so if just wiring new posts direct with better internal wiring makes that much difference, I can only imagine what the difference will be with the other cap,resistor ect mods.
So I choose both bi amping and mods, but if you already have a Pany receiver and want a huge upgrade in slam and headroom + tighter bass and cleaner treble, then yes, go for bi amping with out mods.
I do reccomend a good power conditioner that has plenty of headroom in its rating for any digital receiver.