Noob Question on Configuring my TX-NR656 and Subwoofer
Looking for some advice on configuring my speaker settings on my NR656, mainly my subwoofer/front speakers. I have a Yamaha YST-SW45 sub and a pair of Sony SSB-1000 bookshelf speakers for my fronts. My old amp didn't have LFE, so I just ran the speaker terminals to the sub inputs and then from the sub outputs to the R and L speakers. Now that I upgraded to the NR656, I'm not sure if I should keep that setup or use the LFE output and hook it up to one of the Input 2 terminals.
I've read some comments that using the high pass feed to the sub is a better method, but I'm concerned is if I am missing out on some functionality of the receiver by not using the LFE, such as proper tuning with the AccuEQ (though from some of the comments on here I wonder if AccuEQ is even worth using). If I do keep the current config, how do I properly set it up? I noticed that it set the front crossover to Full Band as a default when no sub is active in the 5.1 setup. So do I then just set the high cut on the sub to 80hz so that it passes the higher frequency on to the R and L speakers?
Also, on a side note/question, my first attempt at the auto setup of the receiver ran the AccuEQ and the resulting sound was not very good, especially from my center channel which sounded thin and hollow, like it was coming from the crappy TV speakers. So I ended up turning it off. Then when I was playing with the settings tonight, I noticed when I brought up the quick menu, I didn't have the option to turn the AccuEQ on or off any more. A bit of fiddling revealed that it was due to being in Direct Mode, which turns off all the processing on the audio. So then I looked through all the available audio mode options and got a bit overwhelmed. Should I be using direct all the time and simply letting the source drive what format to use, or should I be setting it to one of the other modes based on what I know about the source audio format?