Actually Internally it has to be switched because at not time in bridged mode does the Grounds act like well grounds. You are effectively for the lack of a better explanation, "Nespresso here", tying all the outputs together. Hence greater power output. You also halve the amplifier perceived impedance as a bonus just for playing Bridging. The XPA-5 has allot of power in 4 or 8 ohms, so I think you are in fine shape. Also of course, the XPA-5 may not be bridged. I omitted that bit there. Oops.
Last Edit: Dec 3, 2015 21:38:20 GMT -5 by vcautokid
The Pendragons are so big they just look like they want more power
Any channels that are left unused will in essence contribute to available power in the power supply (to a point). My XPA-7 – like the XPA-5 – is rated at 200WPC all channels driven, but if only two channels are used it delivers over 500WPC. Don't worry about unused channels, they're still part of the game.
I'll be running the Pendragon as center and EMO ERT-8.3's for the rear, since I can only use one channel per speaker I will probably after a while pull out my EMO ERD-1's and hang them on the wall for sides and have my first go at a 7.2 system
XMC-2, XPA-5,LPA-1, ERC-3, 2 XPS-1's, Legacy audio focus 20/20, Latino M-125 Tube Monoblock Amps, Legacy center, Krell suround 2-Revel B15 Subs, 2-SVS 12" Subs oppo BDP83 TT's- J A Michell Hydraulic Transcriptor/w BENZ Micro M 0.9 cratridge, Bang & Olufsen w/sound smith cartridge Sennheiser HD598, Audio Technica ATH-M50S