Firstly, I’m a fair newbie to this whole thing. Although I’ve owned a pair of the Intimus 5T towers for the past 3-4 years, I simply connected them to an old Yamaha receiver for stereo.
Now I’m thinking of getting the 2 Verus Grand Towers for my fronts in a new 3.1 system and pairing them with the Marantz SR5008 receiver. Per Marantz’ features description, “You can also connect front (main L/R) bi-amplified speakers that are bi-amp capable.”
My question is: does this mean the receiver will actually “bi-amplify” the speakers? This receiver is rated at 140watts/channel @ 6 Ohms. If I use it to bi-amplify the Verus Grand Towers, what will be the equivalent wattage going into the speakers? Too much? Just right?
Or, quite possibly, do I have no frikkin idea what I’m talking about, and this ^ is all wrong?
Either way – look forward to hearing from you.
I think you headed down the right path and yes you would be bi-amping the towers in this format.
The SR5008 will push closer to 100-110w per channel at an active DB level. But Bi-amping the towers in the case you have described would be a great advantage to the Verus grand towers and will not be too much power at all. Total power driven to the towers would be close to 200w, and should truly allow them to produce some really great sound.
Let me know if I can help you with anything else.