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    Default Powering Rti A7s

    So I am looking to putting a little more power into the Rti A7 front speakers I have had for awhile now. I have seen on my forums that it would be benificial to bi-amp them. Could anyone recommend any amps for my situation? My current setup:
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    Fronts: Pair of Rti a7s
    Sides: Pair of Tsi 200s
    Backs: Pair of Fxi a6
    Center: Csi a6
    Subs: Pair of BIC America V-1220 12-inch 430-Watt down firing
    Receiver: Denon 3313(125 Watts per channel)

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    Forget bi-amping. Just get a quality 3-channel amp for your mains and center and you're good to go. If you're looking for specific recommendations, what's your budget?
    Equipment list:
    Onkyo TX-NR3010 9.2 AVR
    Emotiva XPA-3 amp
    Polk RTi70 mains, CSi40 center, RTi38 surrounds, RTi28 rears and heights
    SVS 20-39CS+ subwoofer powered by Crown XLS1500
    Oppo BDP-93 Blu-ray player
    DarbeeVision DVP5000 video processor
    Epson 8500UB 1080p projector
    Elite Screens Sable 120" CineWhite screen

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    Your subwoofers are doing all the heavy lifting power wise, I see no reason to even add an amp untill you move up to harder to drive speakers. Sure, some benefits will be had by adding an amp, but may not be the bang you had in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntasensei View Post
    Forget bi-amping. Just get a quality 3-channel amp for your mains and center and you're good to go. If you're looking for specific recommendations, what's your budget?
    +1 Get a 3-5 channel amp of at least 200wpc @ 8ohms sit back and enjoy. This will allow your speakers to operate to their full potential as well as enough power to manage just about any speakers you might get in the future.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Onkyo TA2600 Tape Deck, Pioneer Elite 47-A DVD, Sony 32" XBR TV, Polk RTA-8T Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, Boston PV-600 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers

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    halo parasound

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpindick View Post
    halo parasound
    That will make those 7's sing.

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    I tried bi-amping my A9's (passively) just to see for myself if there was a difference. I also tried by-wiring them with dual 12 AWG wire. I personally noticed absolutely no audible difference at any volume level. One amp channel per spx connected with one 12 AWG wire is good for me. I cannot speak for active bi-amping.
    Full 8.2 with:
    Onkyo TX-NR818
    Emotiva XPA-3
    Audiosource Amp One/A
    Behringer EPQ2000 w/quietfan mod
    Panny BDP310
    3TB NAS
    Ethereal ESP601R
    Monster HTS 1650
    Epson HC-3020
    120" DIY 1.0 Gain Screen
    Polk Rti A9 fronts
    Polk Rti 6 surrounds
    Polk Rt/Fx rear surrounds
    Polk Rti 4 front heights
    (Phantom center)
    SVS 12's x 2 (DIY passive)
    ATS Acoustics DIY panels
    Harmony 650
    Nostalgia Electronics CCP-510 MovieTime Popcorn Cart

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