As I prepare for my new (to me) SP3 to arrive, I have been reading the (cryptic) manual and would appreciate a clarification on what the "2 CH. BYPASS" and "STEREO" buttons do with music recorded in 2 channels.
If I were to set up my CD player Source's "Subwoofer" category to "in2Bypass = ON" . This means that when I press the "2 CH. BYPASS" button, DSP is engaged and the lower frequencies will play via the subwoofer. So three speakers will be active: Left front, Right front and the Subwoofer.
Now, if I were to press the "STEREO" button when playing the same CD, it looks as if I will also get sound from the Left front, Right front and the Subwoofer?
So, under that scenario ("in2Bypass = ON") with 2-channel source: Do "2 CH. BYPASS" and "STEREO" sound the same?
If both sound the same, then for flexibility's sake it would make sense to choose "in2Bypass = OFF". That's because we could then use the "2 CH. BYPASS" button to play strictly two speakers (left and right fronts only) and the "STEREO" button to play three speakers (left and right fronts plus sub).
If they do not sound the same, say, the DSP used in "2 CH. BYPASS" is different than that used in "STEREO", then I can see the benefit of using "in2Bypass = ON".
Am I understanding how the SP3 works correctly?
How did you guys set up the "in2Bypass" setting "ON" or "OFF" and why? Thanks!