I've a Yamana AV receiver. The subwoofer turnover frequency (as controlled by the receiver) is at 90 Hz. Although this is an acceptable frequency for the center channel, I don't want my main speakers cut off at 90 Hz.
What I want is for my main speakers to run full-range (for movies & music). When watching movies, I want the center channel (only) to revert to the subwoofer at 90 Hz.
The options for the Yamaha speaker controls are: Large, Small, or None. These seem self-explanitory.
The options for the subwoofer, though, are: Swfr, Main, or Both. These may mean what they say, but may not.
If my main speakers are set to "Large," my center set to "Small," and my sub set to "Swfr," does ALL signal below 90 Hz go to the subwoofer, or only the signal for those speakers set to "Small?" The Yamaha manual isn't clear.
Yamaha's manual says for Swfr setting: "The LFE signals are directed to the subwoofer" but it doesn't specify whether this means all channels or just the speakers that are set to their "small" setting.
Yamaha's manual says for Both setting: "Use this...if you want to mix the main channel low-frequency signals with the LFE signals." This also seems clear as mud - do they mean that the low frequency signals from all channels will be on both the main speakers and the subwoofer or only that the main channels will retain their low frequencies and that the main channels' low frequencies will simultaneously be sent to the subwoofer?
So back to my main question - can I run my main speakers in full-range while simultaneously sending the center channel bass (and ONLY the center channel bass) to the subwoofer?