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post #1 of 4 Old 02-24-2012, 12:12 PM - Thread Starter
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I know the question of bi-amping has come up many times, but I have a specific question to my current situation, so please bear with me.

My parents had a 2 channel setup (no sub) with older Emotiva full range, floor standing speakers as mains and an older HK reciever (~90wpc). It sounded fantastic, but they recently "upgraded" to a newer receiver...the Onkyo TX-NR509. When I was done setting them up I noticed a dramatic drop in both volume and bass. When I say dramatic I mean I put on St. Saens' Organ Symphony and there was practially no bass let alone the chest rattling that I'm used to.

Needless to say we are searching for a new receiver and they do not have much to spend on it ($400) price range, and here comes the Yamaha RX-V667. It is a very reasonable price and will better suit their needs as far as features go. My question is that it also provides a "Bi-amping" option to use the SurrR & SurrL outs to power the high/mids and Main R & L to power woofer. Based on this configuration I have a couple questions:

1) Is this passive bi-amping or is there an electronic crossover within the receiver?
2) I know it this configuration will increase the SNR but will it provide the previously missing power that the bass was lacking?
3) I believe the Emotiva's are 4ohm, would this configuration result in a drop in inpedance that could potentially fry the receiver?

Thanks in advance, you guys are always so helpful
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1) yes, passive. there are no avrs available that i know of that have a separate xover for the main channels...

2) no...

3) no...

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Are you using Audyssey in the Onkyo?

If so, try switching it off.
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Will try. I didn't even think about that being a potential culprit.

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