What you should do is get an integrated.
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Sounds like a good opportunity to try them all and learn about the speakers and amplifiers. If you do, please do report back on your outcomes...
That said, I find a single amplifier running each speaker (full-range) to be best *in my system*. I lose coherency with different channels running the two sections of my speakers in a vertical bi-amp setup. I never tried the horizontal bi-amp due to insufficient speaker cable length.
@yogiboy Thanks, that link helps a lot.
@oddiofyl the specs for the Aegir give it 80W at 8 ohm when used as mono. Do you know how that will be different if I vertically bi-amp? Would it be correct to assume 40W for HF and LF for each speaker?
I am leaning towards vertically bi amping as I think I will see more benefit with separating High and low frequencies rather than just throwing more power at the speakers. I typically don't push them too hard and listen at reasonable volumes. Although I could be wrong as I have no real world experience with this and am going solely based off what I've gleaned from various discussions on this forum related to this topic. I am however all ears if you want to explain your position any further..
@cal3713 thanks. I probably will try some different combos to see how the system responds. Will report back eventually
@yogiboy definitely will unlink the HF and LF posts. My preamp actually has paired outputs (2 2 red and 2 white connection ports) which I believe are both active at all times(I could be wrong). My plan is to use 2 red RCA cable to the right channel amp and 2 white to the left channel amp, if that doesn't work then ill go with Y-adapters.
@millercarbon Why do you suggest integrated? I was under the impression that separate components are better..