Originally Posted by stereoforsale
If I am to trust all of your comments (as opposed to the industry and media), I need to believe the following:
1) no reasonably powered amp would ever clip or become audibly distorted under normal use since there is 10000% headroom. Sounds far fetched, sorry.
False argument on the grounds of being an excluded middle argument. Sorry.
2) even if the above point is wrong, turning down the volume by a hair will avoid any audible distortion or clipping. Sadly this advice is simply impractical for soundtracks where you occassionaly need to turn the volume way up for quiet dialogue.
I guess you don't understand that even if you turn up the volume for quiet dialogue it does not take an inordinate amount of power to reproduce the quiet dialogue because it is well, quiet. You appear to be making the error that turning up the volume necessarily required delivering large amounts of power to the speakers.
3) we are better off buying a bigger amp. No one disputed this point, but you keep bringing up. For some of us this is not possible, so this advice is/was/remains utterly unhelpful.
An ineffective alternative is no better than doing nothing at all, so if your only alternative is ineffective a rational person would do nothing.
In conclusion I see very little reason NOT to passively biamp if it's easy to do. At worst it's not needed, but it might (might!) make the difference between audible distortion and smooth sweet music.
That last clause is the gist of the argument, and since you apparently falsely and self-servingly conceded it to yourself, I guess I have no alternative but to laugh at you behind your back while you conduct the audio equivalent of masterbation.
Call it a thin margin of insurance that you either care about or not.
Apparently the word ineffective has no or little meaning to you.
:some of you like to say I am ignoring the facts and only hear what I want to hear. Far from it. I have acknowledged and accepted ever credible fact.
Well that's true as you self-servingly define credible.
I acknowledge that a stronger amp is definitely the appropriate solution and that passive biamping probably does nothing, and at best has very little impact.
Wow ,so rational words can show up in your posts. Congratulations!
Some of you, OTOH, don't like to hear how some of your opinions are not very helpful in the real world and that your facts sometimes contradict each other.
There are people posting on this thread who have conceded more to passive biamping than reality allows. That is their problem, not mine.
perfect example of setting up a bunch of questionable criteria in an apparent effort to continue denial of sceince.