Is there any problem with using two sets of speaker cables so that I can connect my front mains as part of a 5.2 setup and also as a 2-channel pair for exclusive 2-channel playback in DIRECT or STEREO mode? I would choose 7.1ch/2 ch front in the Assign Mode setting," as directed on pp. 181, 187, 188 in the x4000 manual. The extra pair of cables would be connected to the binding posts for the Front Wide channels, as shown on p. 34.
The goal is to use those fronts in PURE DIRECT mode to play DSD PURE DIRECT without converting it to PCM and without using the subwoofers and having to deal with "double bass," which is what you get when you have subs and you're in PURE DIRECT mode.
Just to be clear, the speakers' jumpers remain in place, so I am not "bi-amping" anything.
AT&T U-Verse Northeast Ohio
Denon x4000, Carver m1.0t, Samsung LED TV, B&W 704 mains, two M&K subwoofers, Oppo 103, Roku 2, etc.
Headphone system: Sennheiser HD600, AKG K701, Burson HA-160, Marantz CD5004, Denon DVD-3910