I am putting together my first audio system ever for my room and it is fun but also very confusing. (Itll be 2.1)
I bought polk audio monitor 30 series II bookshelf speakers for my room and also a Polk Audio PSW10 subwoofer. I have a Denon AVR-2800 receiver.
I am hooking my sub and speakers by "speaker level" connection.
My front LEFT/RIGHT go into the sub's speaker OUT, and the sub's speaker IN is connected to my receiver's speaker OUT.
The reason why I did this is because of the stupidest reason ever. I bought this receiver used and it doesnt' have a remote. There's no replacement remotes unless I want to spend $100 which is very expensive and I could just get another receiver, and I tried a universal remote from Logitech Harmony and it doesn't work. Basically, I NEED the original remote for 1 freaking button, "System SETUP". This will allow me to turn subwoofer to "Yes" and change my speaker size to "Small" so I can use the receiver's subwoofer out/LFE out port. But since I don't have a remote, it's stuck on "Large speakers" and subwoofer "NO". So I need to connect everything with what they call "speaker level" connection.
It's just for my room and my room is not that big. My question is, can I bi-wire my Polk Monitor 30 speakers to my sub's speaker OUT connections like I would to my receiver (if I didn't have a sub to connect)? Or should I just stick with a traditional connection?
Since I can't get into LFE mode, I may be willing to spend at MAX $100 to bypass this ridiculous issue by getting another amp, or some pre/pro amp and use the receiver with "external IN" mode. Anyone have any suggestions?
Any help appreciated...