Yes but my motion 15s only go 70-16k so I need tondinner the mains! Or buy full range speakers.
So is there no crossover that works on speaker level inputs? Does this not exist?
I could use the separate amplifier but that would probably not meet the goal of meetings characteristics if the main amplification and signal processing.
Hey Dan, did you ever get a satisfactory answer about the pros and cons of running the "FULL" signal from you A/V Receiver to your L+R speakers (so the "Full" signal can go to your sub also)?
I am (90%) sure I am going to go the REL route for use in my 3.1 system; maybe it will consist of a T/9i for the L+R speakers (and LFE, but I'll keep the LFE levels lower than most HT aficionados) and I'll probably try a T/7i (but it could be a T/5I) to go with my center channel (High Level input only, no LFE to the "little" sub). You can tell I've bought into the REL methodology.
I'm trying to put together a "stealth" system in my Family Room - a room that is not at all conducive to a "real" HT system because of furniture layout and two large cased openings on perpendicular walls (and a fireplace at an angle in one corner). I say "stealth", because I'll try and spend less than $10K but the unobtrusive 3.1 system (including TV) will look like $3K, making the wife happy. I'll end up with a (65" OLED) TV on the wall with a wall-mounted (passive, maybe GoldenEar SuperCinema XL) soundbar underneath. On the floor, just a smallish cabinet for my receiver (Anthem's least expensive model, for the sound quality and room correction software) and DVR and ROKU box, and a small sub also (maybe a white one would be less obtrusive than a black one?). For the "sub-bass", I'll use a larger sub in the front corner, under a 3' tall (by 30" square) table; hopefully many people will not ever notice it. For the investment, it should look simple but sound significantly better than anyone else's "basic" system (for TV and music and movies without lots of explosions - musicals, etc.).
I don't know why the REL web site doesn't address the question about running one's smaller front speakers on FULL instead of SMALL; you and I can't be the only two who think our smallish L+R speakers would sound better if the lowest frequencies weren't sent their way. At least, we've been being told that for the last two decades or so... maybe just by subwoofer salesmen!
This is what I expect:
1) You can't hurt the L+R speakers by running them on LARGE. In any 2-channel setup the speakers (large, medium, small, or bookshelf) are set to large and it doesn't hurt a thing (they aren't actually set to large, but since there is no filtering option on a (high-end) stereo amplifier, by default the full range of whatever is on the CD, record, or Blu-Ray disc, is what goes to the speakers).
2) It is selling point of subwoofers that if you can keep frequencies below (about) 120Hz from going to your smallish L+R speakers, then they will work less hard and sound better. I presume there is some truth to that.
3) I will find out eventually (soon), but I expect what REL will tell us is, while our front speakers might sound slightly better if they don't have to try and reproduce anything under 120Hz, the whole system will sound A LOT better if the front speakers just have to deal with the situation, and the/their/our sub-bass unit receives the High Level signal from our A/V Receiver's front speaker outputs to form a cohesive (sound) unit.
3b) What I said in 3) above is just an assumption - but I'll talk to someone who knows soon and report back.
4) I expect a crossover, or filter, of sufficient quality to not degrade the signal, might cost $200 for each channel - and we'd need two or three of them? Really, it is possible a crossover (system) that didn't do more harm than good could cost $1000 or $2000.
I'll find out something and report back. I have a call into two different people, but I expect right this minute everyone is at the CES show in Las Vegas...