I recently found a Marantz MM8003 - its a 8-channel power amp and i have a 7.2 speaker setup. My fronts and surrounds are floor-standing towers capable of being bi-amped and my center and surround backs are obviously not as powerful. So i am thinking if i could use the Marantz to power only the fronts and surrounds and let yammy continue to provide juice for center and surr-backs. Now three things i need clarification from you good folks here:
1. If i only connect pre-outs for fronts/surrounds and leave center/sb connected to speaker terminals, will Yammy still continue to provide amped output for center/sb?
2. As Marantz has 8-channels amping, can i bi-amp all my fronts and surrounds? I listen to my music in 7-channel stereo mode and am hoping by having these 4 speakers bi-amped, it will provide me with a better listening experience. Sure at higher volume i probably won't be able to hear the SBs and center powered by Yammy but that's OK if i am getting my towers to deliver full potential.
3. Will bi-amping have any real impact? I have read in some other threads about only ACTIVE biamping works and that requires removal of crossover circuit from speakers and doing so up stream in pre/pro? I once tried bi-amping my fronts with Yammy and did not notice a difference. And yes i did it properly by removing the brackets from speaker terminals and changing the configuration of amp section on Yammy to use SBs for bi-amping.
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