Just picked up at 2807 cheap for a secondary, music-only 2.1 system.
The bass management for pure direct, direct, and stereo is perplexing.
I have the fronts set to small, crossover set to 80Hz for fronts and LFE, and sub set to LFE.
In stereo mode, the sub has output. In pure direct and direct, the sub has no output.
If I switch the sub to LFE+Main, the sub has output in pure direct, direct and stereo. However, the manual says "LFE+Main: Low frequencies from speaker channels that have been set to “Large” are reproduced from those speakers as well as from the subwoofer(s)."
The speakers are still set to small when I set the sub to LFE+Main, so I do not understand why setting to LFE+Main causes the sub to have output. Also, not sure if the fronts are getting an 80Hz highpass and sub an 80 Hz lowpass in this mode.
I wonder if LFE+Main in direct and pure direct results in a full range signal to both the fronts and sub, with no bass management.
Also, this receiver runs pretty hot in stereo mode with fronts highpassed at 80Hz. This is surprising and a bit concerning.