The link you provided doesn't seem to tell the whole story for the sr7008.
The link you provided says:
"... if you set your main speakers to Large, you are bypassing the bass Management in your AVR and sending no sound at all (apart from the .1 Low Frequency Effects channel) to your sub
However, JDS said (a bit earlier in this thread):
"When the FL/FR speakers are set to LARGE, the crossover is only taken into account if the sub is set to LFE+MAIN and in that instance, the FL/FR speakers would get the full range signal as well as the lower frequencies below the crossover (whether 40Hz or 60Hz) being passed to the sub (aka "double bass").
So if the sub is set to "LFE + Main" then it will get a signal even if the main speaker are set to Large (and I'm assuming not just the LFE). But, so long as the main speakers are set to Large, the crossover affects the sub's top-end, but it does not affect the L&R speakers' low-end since they will receive the full signal. There is "double bass" for all frequencies below the crossover that the main speakers are capable of playing (I think).
But what happens if the sub is set to "LFE + Main" and the main speakers are set to Small? My guess (please correct me if I'm wrong) is that now the L&R speakers will NOT receive the full range signal, and the crossover (which can be manually adjusted) will now apply to BOTH the sub's top-end AND the main speakers' low end... which is what most people expect a crossover setting to do!
In other words, if the sub is set to "LFE + Main", and
(a) the main speakers are set to LARGE, then the crossover only affects the sub;
(b) the main speakers are set to SMALL, then the crossover affects both the sub and the main speakers
Talk about user-friendly! EDIT
I took a look at the manual, and it says something different than both quotes above. It sounds like so long as you have the sub set to "LFE + Main" the crossover will work as expected even if your main speaker are set to Large, and there is no mention of a "double bass" effect... but I'd ask JDS to confirm if this is correct or an oversight in the manual.page 197:
• “Crossovers” can be set when the “Subwoofer Mode” setting is “LFE+Main”, or when you have a speaker that is set to “Small”.
• For speakers set to “Small”, low frequency content below the crossover frequency is attenuated to the speakers and the low bass content is then re-delivered to the subwoofer, or the front (L/R) speakers if they have been set to Large. [note: no mention what happens for speakers set to Large]
• The speakers that can be set when “Individual” is selected differ depending on to the “Subwoofer Mode” setting.
• When “LFE” is selected, speakers set to “Small” at “Speaker Config.” can be set. If the speakers are set to “Large”, “Full Band” is displayed and the setting cannot be made.
• When “LFE+Main” is selected, speakers can be set regardless of the “Speaker Config.” setting.Page198:
Select low range signals to be reproduced by subwoofer.
LFE (Default) : The low range signal of the channel set to “Small” speaker size is added to the LFE signal output from the subwoofer.LFE+Main : The low range signal of all channels is added to the LFE signal output from the subwoofer
. This is usually the best setting for most systems. [note: no mention of a double bass effect if speaker set to Large]
• If “Front” and “Center” for “Speaker Config.” are set to “Large”, and “Subwoofer Mode” is set to “LFE”, no sound may be output from the subwoofers, depending on the input signal or selected sound mode. Select “LFE+Main” if you want the bass signals to always be produced from the subwoofer
. [note: so the quote from the Audy thread is incorrect]Edited by stereoforsale - 12/3/13 at 4:31pm