Hi everyone, I'm new at the forum but have been trolling around and learned quite a bit. Here is current situation and it may be as simple as my receiver is "crap". I just bought my first house and in the process of setting up a second sound system(projector in the basement). For my upstairs I currently have a Sony STR-DG820 and a mixed bag of speakers(don't flame me). The speakers in questions are an old pair of Mcintosh XD715's(not super special, but I like them) with 10" drivers. I currently have them hooked up with a Klipsch Synergy Sub-12 and I have more than enough bass. But I would like to move the sub to the basement and run the systems upstairs without a sub, however this Sony sounds like it filters any bass signal to these speakers.
I've grown up with these speakers and had them hooked originally to an Adcomm and then an Outlaw and they had a nice full sound with plenty of bass, not earth shaking but nice enough for watching TV and football. But on the Sony they suck, My guess is modern value receivers are built to have a Sub and run tiny speakers so they reduce the power(or lack it) and filter the lows?
I've had this receiver for a few years and messed with every setting I could find but was forced to buy the Sub which was great for movies. But now I'm being cheap since I just dumped a lot of money into a new projector, screen, and Pioneer SP-BS22's and CS22(skipped their sub). Besides the wife is not a huge fan of that big black box in the living room.
Thank you in advance, I have tried looking for info but it seems like it's almost unheard of to run without a sub now days...