I finally tried something that I have been meaning to do for some time, I switched my Sony TA-N9000ES amp out for the Marantz MM-9000 I have just sitting around and wired my SRT system up a little differently. (Keep reading what I am about to say will surprise you!)
I wired the SRTís up as follows:
I used a separate channel of the amp for the front, SDA Right, Stereo Right, SDA Left, Stereo Left and the Sony for the surrounds.
I had the Sony wired up to run all five channels the standard way.
Let me start by saying I am looking to improve 2ch listening.
The Sony flat kicks the Marantzís ass! Power, dynamics, sound stage, clarity, and it does all of this at a higher volume level without clipping.
The Marantz starts to turn on the peak lights when you just start to lean on it a little and sounds worse doing it. I really thought I would notice a huge difference with it wired to spread the stereo load across four channels instead of two, I also remembered this amp sounding better, but my M&K speakers are much easier to drive.
Well in the next few days I will switch them back but use the new wiring configuration and the Sony to drive the fronts and center.
I will return to this topic when I have made the change and post an update.