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Jeff_Wi

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Hi all, I just got a HK AVR-240 and have a couple of questions.

1. I have two pairs of speakers hooked up as front and surround. Can I just turn on the surrounds without the fronts for listening , as you could do with receivers having only Speaker A and B buttons? I am not currently doing surround sound.

2. I would like to use the bass management features for xover, level, etc., while only listening to stereo music. Can this be done, or do I have to use one of the surround sound settings? I would like to have greater flexibility when using the subwoofer with the mains without being stuck using only bass and treble.

These new audio/video reveivers are feature laden, but man, are they complicated!
 

John Garcia

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1) No. If you aren't using surround, then why have them connected to the surround connections? When connecting them to A & B, the B output may or may not allow you to use the sub with the B speakers only playing. A & B is what you want to do this, OR, you could connect the second set of speakers to Zone 2, if the 240 has a second zone.

2) All bass management should apply as long as you don't have your mains set to large and do have sub=yes. Bass & treble adjustments have nothing to do with bass management. I haven't seen any receivers that didn't work this way.
 

Jeff_Wi

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Thanks for replying.

John, you said:
1) No. If you aren't using surround, then why have them connected to the surround connections? When connecting them to A & B, the B output may or may not allow you to use the sub with the B speakers only playing. A & B is what you want to do this, OR, you could connect the second set of speakers to Zone 2, if the 240 has a second zone.

Well, that stinks, because I only have the following speaker connections.
Front
Surround Back
Surround
Center

So, I take it I can't switch between front and say, Back Surround independently?
 

John Garcia

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As far as I know, no. I checked the manuals and the 245 does support mulit-room, but the 240 does not. What you can probalby do instead is use a speaker selector to switch between the two for stereo use in different rooms/areas.
 

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