I am setting up a home theater and have a question on bass and lfe.
Currently i have two Tower speakers for the fronts and a receiver.
THe fronts are full range and have 8 inch subs with built in 225 watt amps.
They also have lfe inputs.
I do not plan on purchasing a sub as these fronts produce plenty of bass, are self powered and sound great.
My question now is, which of the following should I do:
1. use the receiver to set the front speakers to large and redirect the lfe to the fronts as apposed to a sub
2. connect the sub out on the receiver to the lfe in on the front speakers, leaving the fronts as small and having the lfe signal sent to the sub out
3. can i do both? or is that just useless?
I am trying to understand the difference. I'm under the impression that if i use the receiver to send the lfe ouput to the fronts, the receiver will have to use its own crossover and then the lfe signal will then be processed by the internal crossover built in my fronts.
However, if i connect the sub out to the lfe in, won't this bypass the internal crossover of both the speakers and the receiver?
Will the same types of sound be reproduced, ie the .1 in surround sound?
Mainly I just want to know the difference between the two configurations, and which will work or sound better.