Originally Posted by norpus
I'll be running balanced xlr into my front 3 way SGR monoblocs for the active Octagon fronts, and rcas to the 7ch Elektra Theatre for the rears and centre for the passive B&W speakers.
It is nice to have the choice of xlr/rca combinations on the AVP
I'll also be running balanced to the 2 IB subwoofers. (I have a front one and a rear one in Harman configuration ie centre of front and back, floor mounted) Anyone know if this AVP can be configured in the SW outlets to run the LF crossover feed from the rear channels to a rear subwoofer? That'd be cool to get the rear explosions/helicopters coming from the rear - might allow for an 80 or 100Hz crossover (I currently use 60Hz as found in seperate experiment anything above that can be localised running one rear sub only).
Interested to hear peoples thoughts on the config possibilities of the 3 SW channels
I have one IB woofer
(center front) , but will be adding a center rear sub (Velodyne ULD-18 I happen to have 'lying around') to do exactly the same as you propose.
Looking at page 29 of the owners manual, it looks like configs options do NOT include a front set vs rear set of crossovers. The closest you could get is the 2SP MIX, which give two (I'm guessing equal) outputs to feed the subs. But that's a global sum of the woofer info.
The other way is using free assignment of pre-outs, to assign SW1 to both SW1 and SW2 pre-outs.
What this does not get you, is delay management between two widely spaced subs. Matter of fact, even for L/R/LFE modes, I didn't see how to set delays (distance) for each sub out from looking at the manual.
To correctly handle a sub in front, sub in rear, I would think delay and phase controls per sub would be required to correctly align.
It's these types of gaps even super-configurable units like this AVP that made me go a full roll-your-own bass management and active crossover
route years ago. I'm still hoping this Denon can help me simplify the system, but challenges like this are not looking good.