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After lots of reading here and and checking the manual, I am close to pulling the trigger on a 105.
Thanks to all for the many useful postings, and in advance for advice and corrections if I might be getting things confused...
Here is my idea of setting up the 105 in my system:
Replace with the 105: Pioneer 59AVI Universal player (used for redbook and SACD playback)
Replace with the 105: PS3 (used for bluray playback)
Keep : Lexicon MC12B (_not_ the HD version, so it only has analog RCA inputs - one set of 5.1 MCH and other sets for 2 channel.)
Keep : Lexicon LX7 amplifier
Keep: Lumagen + JVC RS2 for video.
I will be using the Lexicon for volume control and distance, level,and room EQ settings. (At least to start with..)
MCH: 5.1 Analog outputs from the 105 to one of the Lexicon channels for blu-ray and SACD playback
Stereo: RCA outputs from the 105 to a second Lexicon channel for Redbook playback
Video: HDMI (1) from the 105 to the Lumagen.
Proposed Setup and Questions:
Stereo Outputs: Stereo (Intention is to allow the Lex to apply optional Logic 7 steering or use as 2-channel)
Audio Processing and Speaker settings (for MCH):
Speaker Sizes : all LARGE (so the Lex handles all subwoofer steering and crossover control)
Speaker Distances : 0 (?? Is this right, I haven't seen how to bypass the distance settings. Trying to be sure here that the Lex calculated distances apply).
Trim: 0 (so the Lex handles all Level control)
Output Volume: FIXED
HDMI Audio: OFF
Is it correct to set the Speaker Distances to 0, or is there another way to bypass any distance delay?
If all speakers are set to large and the subwoofer is connected in 5.1, is it correct that only the LFE (.1) channel is presented on the subwoofer analog output?
Is it right to set the Stereo Outputs to 'Stereo' in this case, or is there some advantage to using LF/LE?
Am I missing something? This setup is a bit archaic, I know, but for now I'd like to keep the Lexicon in the heart of the system..