Onkyo as 2nd amp

I have been Onkyo Sr607 running at 7.1 with all seven speakers hooked up for the surround-sound. On the 607’s sub woofer output I am running to a Onkyo sr606 with bi amping capability. I plan to run four 10 inch 8 ohm subwoofers, 2 to the front left and right and two to the bi-amp outputs left and right.
My question is would the 606 drive all 4 with equal power? Does it matter if I even use the bi-amp or can I simply use any other channel for that matter?


  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,762
    edited January 28
    Let me see if I understand you correctly. You have one AVR connected to another via the sub out and want to know if you can drive 4 subs with the second AVR?

    I'm trying to wrap me head around that, but my instinctive reaction would be no.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,429
    Gotta use the right tool for the job, and an AVR's amplifier doesn't seem like the right tool to drive subwoofers.
    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,035
    I tend to agree that this wouldn't work.

    Since you are looking to just power the subs you don't need a super expensive amplifier(s)...
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,077
    Without thinking too hard about this:

    1) why not use powered subwoofers?
    2) you (the OP) might want to do some Googling/reading about distributed bass applications.
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,118
    Well.....me thinks not so much.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    PSW 404
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 1,480
    I don't think it will work, but saying that your home theater has 4 subs might sound cool to your friends. :p
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 530
    Even if you can, it doesn’t mean you should. How big is your room? What kind of subs are they, and what type of enclosure?
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • I built 4 transmission line speaker boxes for the four Kicker CompVr's.... the room is almost a thousand square feet and plan to put one sub in each corner of the room. Each box is 48 in tall 18 in deep and 12in wide. I built the boxes at the perfect resonating frequency for the subs.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,906
    1000 sq or cubic feet?

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • That distributed bass thread was very informative. However why was the polarity on one of the subs switched?
Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!