Originally Posted by FilmMixer
Having 100-150 from a center being played by the LR as a phantom C would, IMO, really muck up the front image with voices, music and effects..
I know that I haven't seen this kind of bass management in any product I've owned...
well, that is what i am doing now by simply turning sub to off and fronts to large
have you tried a phantom center before? after all, a good stereo image will be right in front of you
and imaging is excellent and it is a whole let better than sending stuff >80 Hz to a single subwoofer sitting in a corner which produces terrible imaging
and you are correct, i am not aware of any product that offers this option
but what i am doing is exactly what magnepan suggests for their center speaker because as they put it, most receivers have very poor bass management options
thanks everyone for the stimulating conversation i think this topic has been beaten into the ground
maybe future pioneer owners will get some exciting new bass management capabilities
i for one was expecting some more advancements in this area when going from the VSX-1014 to a SC-57 but for all practical purposes it is the same
honestly, i should have done more home work as i didn't really understand all the subtleties involved but anyone in the market for a receiver in this price range should consider the limitations of bass management in the pioneers and look closely at what is offered in competition