Best way to handle bass management?
This is for my half finished basement where I listen to stereo music only, no TV/movies, no surround sound of any kind. The setup includes 6 bookshelf speakers and 2 powered subs. The subs and two of the speakers are driven by HK3490 stereo receiver, and the remaining 4 speakers are powered by AudioSource AMP310. It's a big open space so it does take a lot of power to achieve desired volume.
While this setup sounds fine in general, I'm debating whether it would be beneficial to implement some kind of bass management so that the speakers wouldn't have to try to play low end frequencies, and this would help offload the amps as well. Would something like miniDSP HD be the way to go here, or should I get a home theater AVR with pre-outs (maybe Denon X3500H)? Another option would be a PA crossover such as dbx 223xs, but that would mean having to deal with XLR or TRS cables and I'm not sure how this would impact sound quality. Is there another option that I haven't considered?
This is mainly for parties and hang outs, so not necessarily critical listening, although I do value decent sound quality overall.
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