Best Power Amps to use with AVR Pioneer SC-LX-701 for bi-amping specificially?
My goal is to have a 5.1.4 set up where the 5 main speakers are all bi-amped. An awesome member of this group named James brought to my attention that I cannot do this with my Pioneer LX-701 alone, since there are not nearly enough amplified channels.
So I am now wondering if I can accomplish this goal by purchasing a multi-channel power amp where I would use it exclusively for the 2 Fronts and Center, all bi-amped. 6 channels, right? I would then run the 2 surrounds (bi-amped) through the LX-701, along with the 2 height channels.
Even before knowing if this would work, I started to look at power amplifiers and the comments associated with them and now think I am realizing I can't bi-amp from all power amplifiers? Is that correct? If so, is there something I should be looking for in the specs to know if it can be done? I was hoping to avoid the big brands and the $ 3000 cost, but I did notice that the Yamaha MX-5200 has a feature called "Bi-Amping Channel selector". I couldn't find anything similar on any other mutli-channel power amplifiers.
Any help anyone can lend here, would be really appreciated. As a newbie, I am thoroughly confused.
Thank you, in advance.