Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4
I was thinking about that kind of setup as well. Kinda forces the issue so that the SW plays no matter what. Could be a better way to go. In one way it simplifies a lot. In another may limit you though.
But then you are also forcing bass management into the settings on the sub yes? So crossover point, etc., for the receiver other than making sure its off mean nothing. Which is ok, not right or wrong mind you, just different. When you say you still get LFE effects with this setup doesn't that take some qualifying? As in you get some LFE effect but not the full LFE effects/managment one gets when using a receiver.
According to the owner's manual the unit does use the sw if not using sound fields.
I have given up subwoofer management via the AVR with the way I have my setup, but my Polk SW has its own crossover adjustment and volume - so I have not given up any control on how the sub effects get 'blended' with my Fronts.
And with the AVR set to NO sub - ALL LFE effects get sent to the fronts -and also my sub, because it is also wired to the front outs on the AVR - so yes, I still get ALL LFE effects.
I also have noticed that with the Stereo Direct mode that I did get sub outputs when my sub was connected via the sub out on the AVR.
BUT - I wanted to use the "Pure Direct" mode - so my option is what works best for me. I spent the afternoon listening to some smooth jazz via digital cable in "Pure Direct" - wow - just grinning from ear to ear with the sound I was getting from the V1800. VERY happy I made the choice and the hookup I have now.
Go experiment - listen and decide what works for you - which is what is important - not what the other guy has.