Originally Posted by chicago66
NDoes it matter I did not complete install from the computer?...Second question. The systems only plays sub if I have zone 2 on. In other words. Sees it as zone 2. I have the old Bose cubs 5.1. Right,center, left, right rear and left rear. and sub. What do you guys suggest. Thanks
you will need to get it installed on the PC.
1. be sure you are using the correct sub output- the correct one is the one in the main preamp section (Sub 1 & Sub 2) NOT the one on the left side of the rear panel next to Zone 2. several have made the mistake of plugging it into Zone 2 sub out & wondered why they had no bass. since you get bass from zone 2, check where you connected the sub. possible you plugged it in the wrong jack. again - it should be connected to subwoofer out in the main preamp section...manual has rear panel & connection diagram.
2. other than the above, I can't help you with Bose speakers since I've only heard them but never owned them. If I remember, they use a bass module and I don't know if it gets the whole output and the cubes are connected to the bass module or if it's used as a conventional sub to be connected to the Sub output on the receiver & speakers are connected to speaker terminals.
without knowing where you connected it, how Bose bass modules are setup and how you configured your speakers in MCACC, the bass crossover point, whether your speakers are all Small or not, it's hard to say.
and no offense, I can say with 100% certainty that with the quality of receiver & audio you now own, you really owe it to yourself to upgrade speakers & also get a true subwoofer ASAP - that should be your #1 priority on the upgrade list. There are countless speaker brands to choose from for home theater that will seriously out-perform Bose in audio quality for what Bose costs. people here can help & you can ask for advice in the Speakers sub-forum. if you want a "lifestyle" type speaker, companies like Definitive Technology, Paradigm, Energy, B&W, Martin Logan & countless others have flat panel wall mounted speakers that will put those Bose to shame
maybe somebody with Bose experience can chime in but (again, please don't take offense) you may not find too many owners of Pioneer receivers at this price point & above with Bose speakers Edited by ss9001 - 12/16/12 at 6:14pm