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Well I appreciate the input. I think the final question posed earlier is the deciding factor. Undoubtedly the XT would improve my sound, but would it be worth 500 dollars to do so? If I save for a 4311 or 4312, it will undoubtedly have XT, and most likely the XT32 EQ, and I'd get 9.2 channels to boot. This is by no means the instant gratification I would love to have - but it might be the smarter option in my case. I love paradigms by the way, and had a set about 10 years ago ... They were run through a receiver with NO auddessey, I just had to do things by eye and ear ( didn't even have a spl meter, nor had i heard of one back then wink.gif ).. and they still sounded superb.
The bi amping and double sub outputs were a BIG sell for me, but as mentioned before, if the double sub output is just an internal Y splitter, and the worthiness of bi wiring is debatable, and the extra 35 watts won't make my 1913 run any less hot ( the opposite of what the Denon tech told me ) then I think I'll finish my set of speakers an purchase the B5's for the rears as well. If by next Christmas I've changed my mind, the option is still there for the 3313ci, and probably at a few dollars less.

Just to back up my statement about biamping. a fellow member biamped his speakers with a yamaha aventage reciever and gained .6db according to his spl meter, all else being equal far as settings. So that right there tells ya you do get a slight power increase but not much maybe 25-30watts each side. there is a link Bond007 posted in the last page of my "opinions needed thread" if you want a good read on the subject.
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Just to back up my statement about biamping. a fellow member biamped his speakers with a yamaha aventage reciever and gained .6db according to his spl meter, all else being equal far as settings. So that right there tells ya you do get a slight power increase but not much maybe 25-30watts each side. there is a link Bond007 posted in the last page of my "opinions needed thread" if you want a good read on the subject.

Thanks for the info!
I went ahead and picked up the matching B5's for my surround rears today, it's something I was going to have to do at one point for sure, where as the benefit of the newer receiver was questionable. This also gives me time to demo some other makers in the summer, ( I heard the new Onkyo 929 is coming out then and has XT32 ) ... so I'll have more options to choose from. Thanks again everybody!
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