Just purchased a new marantz 6013 AV reciever (9.2 powered at 110 watts per channel @8 ohm with 11.2 assignable processing. i currently use have an old Yamaha RX-V2700 (7.2) at 140 watts per channel.
Thinking about using the Yamaha to power some of the channels and using the Marantz as a pre-amp for half of the channels. Now I know that the "30 watt" difference is not a huge difference or even a noticeable difference really, but the reason I want to do it is the option to 1) bi-amp the front two channels, 2) and to power a set of rear heights giving me the 11.2 processing total with the Marantz.
....doing this will allow me to obtain a 7.1.4 Atmos system with the front channels bi-amped for music listening. That is my goal... And I thought balancing out the amplification across both AVR's would give me more power upon reserve for dynamci range of headroom, etc.
My question is: If you're using an old AVR for amplification only, are you also able to tap into the by bi-amping features of that old AVR?
Last edited by libertyguy20; 12-25-2019 at 05:01 PM.