Any possibility of running the Sats without a sub? (Creative, but possibly crazy, idea below)
I'll be receiving my Take 5 Classic without the subwoofer from WWstereo tomorrow.
The problem is, I don't have my ESW-8 sub yet (it's still "shipping" from an Amazon affiliate and may not come for a week or two). I saved a hundred bucks ordering it this way, but now...
I know I should just be patient and do nothing until the sub comes, but do I have any other options?
Here's one I came up with, let me know if it's crazy.
1) Plug all the sats into the receiver and tell the receiver there is a sub even though there isn't one
2) Set the crossover on all channels to something reasonable (say 120ish) to avoid damaging the sats
Okay, if I understand correctly, at this point I would have a system that didn't play anything below 120Hz... probably pretty tinny sounding, now...
3) Use the stereo preouts on my receiver (Yamaha 565) to plug into another receiver that I have lying around (10+ year old Sony)
4) Attach a Bose Acoustimass Bass-module that I have lying around into the second receiver using regular left/right speaker wires (the only connection option on the BM)
Then I should have some sort of Frankenstein sub/sat system, right? I could even use the volume on the second receiver to adjust the "sub" level.
The only other option I could come up with is to run the front two Take sats using the Bose Bass module (as if they were Bose cubes) and then set the rear and center sats as "small" in the receiver (that is to say, all low frequencies would be sent to the front two channels, which the Bose Bass-Module would separate out; the receiver would think the front 2 speakers were "large" and that there was no sub, and the Bose bass-module would handle the crossover), but something tells me that might not be a good idea? (not sure what that bass module is really doing after all, I read somewhere that it might mess with impedance going out to the cubes or something? I dunno...)I don't want to damage my new Take 5 sats
, and I know that I'm impatient, so if someone could let me know if I'm going down a dangerous track, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Oh, and I have included two diagrams of the two possible setups, because a picture is worth a 1000 words as they say, so here's 2000 words: