Originally Posted by ss9001
Pioneer's engineers & audio gurus believe in 1 global crossover. When you select the Xover for bass management to the sub, it applies to all channels. I have talked with the head of marketing at Pioneer US and he has asked Pioneer Japan about this - they are adamantly opposed saying it introduces phase errors that *can* reduce audio quality.
and the crossover filter for the speakers IS what is used for directing bass to the sub so there's no separate one for the sub. that's the way it works.
does this mean that you only have the following two choices....
1. send everything below, say, 100hz to the subwoofer over the LFE channel and nothing below 100hz goes to any of the other speakers, OR
2. all speakers run full range, and there is NO LFE ouput.
that sounds nuts. i understand the potential issues with introducing phase problems but i can think of myriad situations where you simply end up with grossly underutilized equipment.
i have a set of B&W CDM NT
speakers which are basically flat to 40hz. i round the system out with a 15" Definitive Sub.
do i just turn off all the MCACC stuff to make it work how i want or does it completely shut you out from sending full range signals to all the speakers?
if my question is off base and requires too much remedial explanation to answer in a reasonable time, please ignore and just let me know!