Daniel here from SA, hope everyone is well!
I need some advice and hopefully someone out there has tried this....
I currently run an Onkyo 705 receiver and I have two sets of RTi8's running coupled with a CSi3 centre and a PSW12 sub. The front 8's are biamped.
I used to run a set of 4's in the rear until I got another set of 8's
The two questions I have are the following. Would I get a better sound on the 'all channel' stereo setting if I removed the bi-amp option from the front 8's and then connected the 4's to the surround rear positions and then ran 7 speakers instead of 5.
Second question- would the 705 handle the 7 speaker setup (2 pairs of 8's and a pair of 4's) effectively? Does the 705 split the power equally to each channel as it sounds like the rear 8's sound way different to the front 8's (would bi-amping make such a huge difference in sound quality/power?)
I use my system primarily for music and parties with the occasional movie thrown in for good measure 2 or 3 times a week!