Well Doc got me convinced...
I needed to use the LFE cable.....
Now there are a few things I noticed
Speaker Wire -
Speaker wire everywhere
Speakers handled to much, sounded dead and harsh, using to much of the amp. And since I had to start using the 535 because of the 545 II failure, it was even more noticeable.
There was only bass from the main channels, and not all over. I understand that in 5.1 the sub receives bass from ALL channels, and not only the mains. That was another reason.
PROS - Sounded fuller, played louder, Bass at ALL volumes, not only when a LFE signal was present.
LFE Cable -
Didnt play as loud as the speaker wire
Only bass when a LFE signal is present.
BLENDS BETTER (only slightly)
MAKES THE SPEAKERS SOUND MUCH CLEARER (relieves stress off of amps)
OVERALL - It totally changed the tonal signature of my system for the better, and I dont have to turn it up as loud to get the same volume. Right now I calibrated it by ear (forgot SPL meter) and it sounds pretty good. I will do some more extended listening tommorow. I checked out the subwoofer, no bottoming over here. My room sure does 'bottom' alot. It moves in and out like a box with a build up in air.
I like the LFE cable alot, but still like the overall volume I get from the speaker wire. I am using a y splitter also with the LFE cable (gold series from ratshack).
Thank you Doc for all your help.
- Sid the Kid