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My old Pioneer sounded alot better when running with no eq in "Direct" mode, and it would allow me to run my subwoofers. I need a new receiver now, and this ability is a must for me.
 

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My old Pioneer sounded alot better when running with no eq in "Direct" mode, and it would allow me to run my subwoofers. I need a new receiver now, and this ability is a must for me.

I cannot comment about new Denon products, but my old 3300 did not, nor does my current AVR; Onkyo 805. Typically, when using Pure or Direct Modes the Bass Management System, as well as all other digital processing, is bypassed, which will kill the subwoofer.


The only exception that I know of is if you use the 5.1/7.1 analog input of an AVR then the LFE channel is passed through the AVR untouched. However, you must be careful when doing this since you may have LFE channel level probelms unless you know how to work with this configuration.
 

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I cannot comment about new Denon products, but my old 3300 did not, nor does my current AVR; Onkyo 805. Typically, when using Pure or Direct Modes the Bass Management System, as well as all other digital processing, is bypassed, which will kill the subwoofer.


The only exception that I know of is if you use the 5.1/7.1 analog input of an AVR then the LFE channel is passed through the AVR untouched. However, you must be careful when doing this since you may have LFE channel level probelms unless you know how to work with this configuration.

Bass redirection is disabled on Onkyo's in Pure and Direct modes, but the LFE channel isn't discarded. It's not necessary to use the multichannel analog inputs, you'll get LFE from any *.1 soundtrack received over any digital input.
 

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Bass redirection is disabled on Onkyo's in Pure and Direct modes, but the LFE channel isn't discarded. It's not necessary to use the multichannel analog inputs, you'll get LFE from any *.1 soundtrack received over any digital input.

If I understand you correctly, you are saying that when using Pure or Direct Modes in the 805, the LFE channel is redirected to the L & R channels; correct? If this is the case, the main speakers better be big.
I personally have never used either modes because I prefer to keep Audyssey in play and I do not listen to music only very often anyway.
 

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No, I'm saying when Pure or Direct modes are enabled on an 805, LFE goes to the subwoofer, same as it does in most other modes.

Thanks kplex, I have only tried these modes with two-channel material, which is why I assumed that the LFE channel was always dead.


Sorry OP for stealing your thread
 
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