yes, I just checked the manual for the latest Onkyo 5010 flagship. and you are so right
I owe Filmmixer, you & soniky an apology on my thinking that no receiver has this.
here it is for the 5010:
nothing like that exists in any Pioneer receiver or ever has. my hats off to Onkyo for including it. that's a feature not even the $8500 Anthem D2V prepro has (unless I missed that one, too!
OK - I'm right that Pioneer and Denon don't have but was wrong that no receiver had it. Onkyo does but I agree with you that it's a simple or crude 2 way and can't be compared to what's in the available digital & analog external processors from companies like Bryston, Pass, DEQX, etc. Even a cheap budget unit like Behringer is ~$300-400 from places like Musicians' Friend. kudos to Onkyo
but still skeptical it will do the same job of majority of halfway decent speaker designs
as the manual says: "Select this if you’re using speakers without crossover network"
unless I had some really budget speakers, I'd want to stick with what the speaker company put in them. Of course, looks like you could duplicate what the speaker had, in order to get some benefit from bi-amping.
anyway, Film was right, so were you! I eat humble pie
I am wrong on some things on occasion
but the Pioneer still doesn't have this so it's still passive bi-amping.Edited by ss9001 - 12/11/12 at 2:05pm