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Bi-Amping my speakers with HTR-5850

Hi...I'm trying to Bi-Amp my Polk TSi100 speakers with my HTR-5850 receiver but not if this receiver is capable. Can you tell me if I can bi-amp, only with the receiver and two speakers and no additional equipment?

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You can at a minimum, bi-wire your speakers by wiring the speakers with the A and B speaker outputs. The A speaker outputs end up running the tweeters and the B will end up powering the woofers.

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