Originally Posted by rickvl
Just got a new Anthem PVA 7 and I'm wanting to know how to biamp my front speakers using my Onkyo TX-NR1009 as a pre amp. I get where to plug the amp to the back of the Onkyo like front, center, surround but don't get where to plug in to biamp the fronts all that left is SB/FW and FH/FW. It says nothing about it in the operating manual for the amp and is confusing in the Onkyo manual. there is 7 channels on this amp so it should be possible?
Running and out board amp you would use a y splitter out of the 1009 from the L/R pre-amp section and hook it up to 2 channels of you amp for one speaker, Then you would run the 2 sets of speaker wire to your L/R speakers. Also make sure you remove the jumpers on your speaker. The manual only tells you how to do it with out external amps.
Just thought of something you may be able to use the rear surround pre-outs to hook up the other channel with out a y splitter. Most 7. receviers use the rear surround backs for the other outter output if just using the recevier in a 5. mode and bi-amping the front. You have to go into the menu and tell the 1009 you want to use the rear surround to bi-amp the front. I don't own the new Onkyo yet but am getting ready to order a 1010 this week so I don't know enough about their menus to tell you how to do it with a 1009.
AllenEdited by DekPM19 - 5/7/13 at 7:40am