I was wondering if anyone had some helpful advice on how to set up this set of Jamo speakers with the Sony receiver. Specifically I'm not sure what to do with my old subwoofer. It's also a Jamo and it came with a set of tiny Jamo speakers (which I'm not using any more) many years ago. It is most similar to this one: jamo.com/na-en/products/sub-210-description/
(I have to post links like this atm, since I'm not yet allowed to post full URLs)
Here's a link to the new speakers I just got: jamo.com/na-en/products/s-426-hcs-3-description/
Clearly these aren't the most high-end speakers out there, but they're a major step up from my previous ones. Now, in theory, this set was made to be used without a subwoofer but since I still have one lying around that would go unused otherwise, I'd be stupid not to use it, right?
The STR-DH500 gives me two options for each speaker: SMALL or LARGE. SMALL will cut off the low frequencies and send them to the subwoofer, LARGE will send the full signal to the speaker in question. I set the two front speakers to LARGE and the center as well as the two surround speakers to SMALL. Does this sound like the right thing to do? It seems like if I DON'T have the subwoofer hooked up it would be wiser to just have them all set to LARGE, correct?
The subwoofer itself also has a cut-off knob that goes from 70 hz to 200 hz. With my old set of speakers I had this at 200 hz, which was definitely necessary. With the new ones I'm unsure. To add to the confusion, I can set the crossover frequency on the receiver itself from 40 hz to 160 hz (but this will naturally only affect the signal sent from the SMALL speakers to the subwoofer). Any advice?
As you can probably tell, I'm mostly conflicted about whether to use the subwoofer at all and how this decision influences the settings for the individual speakers on my receiver (and the cut-off frequency on the subwoofer).
Any advice will be appreciated!