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Pioneer SC-LX701 5.2.4 and bi amping

JoeFair1977

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I've got the aforementioned AVR and am looking to replace a pair of entry level Polk speakers with a better pair, and they allow for bi amping. This AVR is already is a 5.2.4 configuration. Is it possible to simply add an outboard amplifier to the RCA preouts for the mains and it work that way? Or do I need to do something different?
 

Tonestar1

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Hi Joe,
Welcome to the forum. I don't think the configuration you propose is possible as you would need to use both the pre outs and the speaker terminal on the amp. If you are looking for a better sound for music from the front speakers you would be better using the pre-out an powering them from a dedicated stereo amp. This would also give the pioneer more headroom to power the rest of your set up.
 

JoeFair1977

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Gotcha. That makes sense. I use Crown amps to power my subwoofers now, so it wouldn't be to much to snag a second one, and use the amps' passthrough to effectively bi-amp the mains. Would net me around 1250W RMS up front. :)
 

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