Cheapest receiver with LFE re-routing to large speakers

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  1. Matthew Ar

    Matthew Ar Auditioning

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    Hi All,

    Any suggestions for the cheapest receiver that has the following features:

    1) DPL II or similar (logic 7, etc)
    2) Preouts for at least L & R channel
    3) When sub is set to no, LFE is routed to L&R speakers (or large speakers)

    I was originally looking at the Denon 1802, but found out that if you have no sub, it drops the LFE. Now I'm looking at the Marantz 4200. Does anyone know if it does the same? The manual doesn't say anything, so I'm guessing it doesn't do the right thing.

    Another possibility is an HK 310, which has logic 7. I'm prefectly happy to buy used or off ebay, but I can't find any 310's for sale.

    If you're wondering, the reason I'm looking for such a beast is because I currently have a decent 2-channel analogue system so the receiver quality won't affect my music listening. I just want to add a cheap receiver for TV watching and the occasional movie.

    Thanks for any suggestions!
    Matt
     
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  3. Matthew Ar

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    No scientific tests, but I helped a friend set-up his 1802 in the same configuration you asked about (no Sub, Large L&R fronts).

    After balancing the channels, we popped in Attack of the Clones. Either there is a LOT of bass in the main channels, or the 1802 is correctly sending the LFE to the mains.

    Nothing sounded bass shy to us.

    BGL
     
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    When sub=no on a Denon receiver then the LFE is routed to the main speakers. Check out the bottom of page 19 of the user manual for bass setting info...
     
  6. Matthew Ar

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    Hi Greg,

    Thanks for the reply. I'm looking at page 19 of the denon 1802 manual now and I see the "notes" section on bass management. However, I don't see where it says that LFE is routed to the mains.

    Which manual are you looking at?

    Thanks,
    Matt
     

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