Ok so I got this receiver for pretty cheap(35 dollars) and was wondering if because it only handles 100 to 80(on low/small or something?)kHz that it wont take full advantage or even near advantage of the subwoofer which is at 35Hz-200kHz, is this correct?
Pretty confused...here are some complaints, what strikes me as odd is that it has mostly positive reviews and only a handful of reviews mention it.
"I realized that one limitation of the Marantz is its non adjustable crossover if plugged into the sub-out, which means that you have to use the sub out of the pre-out for the front speakers--I wish I had known this a long time ago! This also allows you to have your sub activated in the direct mode which it did not do when the sub was plugged into the sub-out."
"I "talked" with them. they never mentioned anything about the 80hz on the small setting to me after 3 phone calls to 1 1/2 different guys. & how did u ever find their phone#? :) like I said 80hz is still too high for my klipsch mains as they'll run fine all the way down to 40hz."
"w/ the sub-cut off for bass mgmt. not adjustable & set at an outlandishly high 100hz. i called marantz tech support on this & they seem to be in denial as most receiver makers are on this issue."
I bought this Subwoofer :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290034
One guy said: "I originally wired up my sub from the sub pre-out socket – but you get a better result with music if you bi-wire the sub from the front speakers."
I have no idea what that means....I am pretty much at a lose, I want decent bass, should I look for another Receiver? Would it make much of a difference? I am a bit new to all of this, last Receiver I owned was an old 2.0.