I spent the morning reading the bass management plugin manual. I would like to present my understanding to ensure it is correct. I plan to use the first 88A for L/C/R and subs 1-4. I would set L/C/R speakers to large in the AVR to send full range to the 88A. The 88A will then allow me to set the the xover on each speaker to my choosing. I think this may be a benefit since Audyssey limits each x-over settings to 20hz intervals i.e. 40hz, 60hz, 80hz, 100hz, or 120hz. Since the ultimate goal is to limit the amount of interference between the L/C/R and subs in the chest slam ranges of 40-60hz, this may be a huge benefit for those with towers that have lower hz capabilities. If I understand this correctly, I can now set x-overs at say 53hz instead of having to choose 40hz or 60hz. Am I correct in this understanding?
The routing matrix in the bass management will allow the LFE channel to be output to multiple channels . I can take the LFE channel input on channel 3 and route that to output channels 3, 5, 6, and 7. HPF, LPF, delay, and phase can be independently set on those four channels like the minidsp 2x4.
Below is how I would wire the 88A.
input 1 (FL) output 1 (FL speaker)
input 2 (FR) output 2 (FR speaker)
input 3 (LFE) output 3 (sub #1)
input 4 (center) output 4 (center speaker)
input 5 (NA) output 5 (sub #2)
input 6 (NA) output 6 (sub #3
input 7 (NA) ouptut 7 (sub #4)
The second 88A would have SR, SL, RR, LR, TFL, TFR, TRL, TRR. Since there are no subs on this unit, I would set these speakers to small and use the AVR x-over which would send the under x-over content to the LFE channel which would route to the first 88A.
Am I understanding this correctly or am I chewed up like bubble gum?