Please don't yell at me to do research, because I have been and can't find the answer I need!
I have an Onkyo TX-SR604 receiver. My wife bought me a Bose Acoustimass 5 series III speaker system, which I added the Bose VCS-30 center channel and rear's (Figured I would try to match the sound). Well the center sounds muffled, and I also have no bass. I knew Bose sucked, but can't hurt the wives feelings, im sure every married man here knows how that is
So basically I just want to improve upon what I have, by adding a sub-woofer for now.
Currently I have the fronts on large (so the bass module will get the full range of sound and do its cross over thing), rears on small, and subwoofer OFF.
I cannot seem to research a straight answer of how to add a sub from someone who knows about this stuff
1. Leave the Bose system fronts on LARGE (so that the bass module continues to give a mid range frequency), with my rears on small, put subwoofer on, and hookup my separate sub to the amps Pre Out Subwoofer
2. Or do I put all speakers on small, subwoofer on, and hookup my separate sub to the amps Pre Out Subwoofer
I am basically unsure of the multiple affects of Small vs. Large, and Sub on vs. off will have on the setup.
Any help is much appreciated.
BTW, I fully intent to get a Klipsch subwoofer, unless someone else has a better recommendation. I bought the Klipsch promedia 2.1 for like $125 bucks for my computer and it sounds amazing, better than the expensive Bose I have in my home theater, I can't believe it, for the price I recommend them to everyone. They also go ridiculously loud, and are clear, of course the sub starts to distort, but for 125 bucks its insane.