Originally Posted by A9X-308
Precisely what risk is it to them?
As others have stated (and I have here in the past), all they are doing is adding two switches into the chipset and adding it into the manual, a trivial difference when spread over the production run of many models (same part in all), but it gives them a potential 'saleable' feature, especially as some would ask why do I need to pay for an AVR with 7 channels of amp when I only need 5? "You can biamp, sir": Which also gives the sellrat the chance to try to foist you with another set of over priced cable. I'll also bet the manual doesn't talk of improved performance - I'm pretty sure mine doesn't (also Onkyo).
because you haven't seen much discussion, being relatively new here doesn't mean it hasn't been discussed. For some of us it was a moot issue years ago, having investigated this type of set up years before AVRs added it.
1) I would argue that there is risk to your business reputation in getting caught making misleading or dubious promises to your consumers. Whether it would cripple their business or not, I would think that you would only take that risk on statements that potentially impact your bottom line. Me personally, I don't think it is worth the stretch for this feature (but i see some of the arguments that have been put forward in support thereof). Obviously Onkyo could make a different calculation.
2) I would argue that the improved performance is implied. Otherwise why do it or offer it.
3) Despite being "relatively new" here, I am well aware of the fact that the question of whether bi-amount these receivers actually provides a tangible benefit has been discussed ad nauseum in these forums. That was why I decided to post my experience here under a separate thread. (i almost posted a disclaimer that i was just sharing an experience and not trying to reignite a war, but figured we were all adults and it wasnt necessary. Next time.) What I said I hadn't seen discussed "MUCH" was what possible business benefit it was to Onkyo to make, at minimum, arguably misleading statements about relatively minor features of their entry level AVRs. ("I fail to see....").Edited by Purpose - 7/23/12 at 4:46pm