I actually have never bridged my unit, however I have bi-wired my AL-III+Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s speakers. Let's just say this, I have thoroughly enjoyed my AV-806x amp, in my opinion it actually out performs my new Digital Drive 200 x 7 WPC , 7.1 Sony receiver. This unit has considerable dynamic headroom when demanded. Having directly compared the two, I am extremely impressed with what Carver put together years ago.
I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t drive my units loud for extended periods of time, but I have been really impressed with its power range, warmth & drive characteristics.
The only reason itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no longer my primary power source, is because I need the space with my new large screen TV, which has limited space with the stands thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s built to hold the TV.
I have had my unit for 5 years and it has never let me down once, never blew a fuse and never produced audible distortion. Given the fact that I was driving probably a pair of the least efficient speakers out there, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d say you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t go wrong with this unit. I can only imagine what it sounds like bridged into two channels. Any youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re right, when bridged into two channels you are looking at close to 400 wpc.