I've had a Pioneer VSX-D608 receiver that's served me fairly well for over 11 years, but it's time to upgrade so that I can have my video devices using the receiver too. I think this receiver would be a pretty good fit for me. I also have a set of Bose Acoustimass speakers -- 5 speakers plus the subwoofer. I'm not planning to upgrade speakers just now... I want to consider options for building in rear speakers to my somewhat odd living room space (it's an open floorplan).
So my question is, if I'm happy with the speakers now, will I still be happy with this receiver?
My other question is, and I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, I've never been totally sure of the settings on the receiver for my particular speakers. The speakers have non-speaker wire plugs that go into the subwoofer, then there is regular speaker cable that goes into the receiver. Is the receiver setting for "subwoofer" supposed to be on or off, since the subwoofer itself isn't actually plugged into the receiver? Also settings like "crossover" and such, what should they be?
Thanks very much. This area is not really my strong suit