I have a Denon 5803 receiver with Definitive Technology BP3000 speakers, which are large towers with built in 15" powered subwoofers. I'm looking for advice on the proper setup. My current configuration in the receiver setup has the mains as "large" and the subwoofer as "yes." I have a y-cable coming from the receiver sub out, with cables going to both speakers' LFE input. I have a cable connecting from the receiver's pre-out to the speakers' low level in. The speakers have tri-wiring capability. My speaker cable runs from the receiver to the mid-level speaker connector at the speaker, with a bridge from the mid to high (no bridge to the low connectors). Is this optimal?
I'll respectively pose this question again....there must be an expert or two out there who can spend a minute or two to set me straight!
JayJay: I think you're suppose to connect ONE or the OTHER, but not both! The optimal way may be to connect just the LFE of the speakers to the sub-out of your receiver. The only way I'd connect the full-range line-level input to the receiver is if the receiver has a full-range pre-out. I wouldn't, however, connect both at the same time. I could be wrong, but that's just me.
Geekboy: thanks....I'll try just the LFE's and see if there is a noticable difference. I appreciate your comments!