I just ordered a subwoofer (Dayton Audio SUB-800) as part of my first entry int the mid-fi/hi-fi experience. The receiver I'm using (Onkyo TX-8255) doesn't have a sub out connection, so I have a question about connecting it.
I'm going to have to use the speaker level inputs on the sub, but I don't want to use the speaker outs because my speaker wires are already run through the walls and it would be difficult to pull them out and re-run them from the other direction (the sub will be placed far across from where I now have the receiver). So, what I want to do is leave the speakers connected as Speaker A and connect the sub as Speaker B; then, I'll just leave both Speaker A and B selected at the same time.
My question is this: by using this method, am I downgrading the sound quality or the effectiveness of the subwoofer in any major way? Is it much better to connect the receiver to the sub's speaker level inputs and then run the speaker wires from the speaker level outputs?
Any suggestions/advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.