Question on adding more power to current setup:
I have a chance to buy a lightly used Emotiva XPA-5 & UPA-2. Together, they would add 7 channels of power to my current rig. I have a 5.1 setup right now, with my mains bi-amped using the Rear Surround channels of the 706. My question is, would it be possible, using the preouts on the 706, to accommodate all 7 channels of power from the external amps, while using two channels of power per main speaker?
Basically, can I still bi-amp my mains using the preouts on the 706 that are intended for the Rear Surround channels? So essentially I would be using the XPA-5 amps to power the centre channel, the front left high, the front left low, the right front high and the right front low. Does the this make sense or would that bypass the x-over of the speaker? Then, the UPA-2 would be used for the L & R surround channels.