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post #1 of 4 Old 02-11-2013, 07:12 PM - Thread Starter
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i recently replaced my 1992 technics's 4 channel reciever with a pioneer vsx-1019ah-k 7.1 surround sound stereo.

my front stage speakers are some cerwin vega 15" cabinets, i cant remember the model #'s but they are late 90's cerwin vega's, the rear speakers are technics 15" cabinets, all 4 speakers are 3 way speakers, my problem is that the new receiver removes the low frequencies from the speakers, it wasnt till after i purchased it that i realized it is supposed to have a surround sound powered subwoofer

i just want to use my 4 speakers for right now, is it possible to set it for just 4 speakers? or am i kinda screwed now and need to just get a real 7.1 surround sound setup? eventually i want to go that route, but for now i cant afford it, just the subwoofer i want is expensive, let alone the other speakers.


can anyone point me in the right direction? am i better off just getting another 4 channel receiver that allows complete frequency pass through?

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You should be able to just set all speakers to Full Range/LARGE with no subwoofer and be good to go. Run the MCACC EQ setup and that should do the trick as well.

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thank you, its too late tonight to test that because i dont want to wake up my kids, but ill check tomorrow sometime, thanks for the quick response.
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Yes, setting the speakers to Large and specifying no subwoofer will prevent the AVR from rerouting low frequencies to the non-existent sub. However, some processors simply discard the LFE channel rather than folding it into the main channels.
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