Have Acoustimas 10 set in place with a Denon AVR-1909 Receiver.
1) Do I have to connect my speakers through the power subwoofer as indicated by the Bose Corp even though they state not to hook up receiver directly to speakers?
2) If I have 90Watts per channel (7.1) why would I need to use the subwfr for powering up my speakers, am I pushing the receiver to push the subwfr?
3) Does the receiver loose any capabilities going through the subwfr such as speaker 'test' to the receiver, HDMI audio capabilities, also will the Bose high volume levels interfere with with the Denon's Audyssey?
4) Bose also shows square bare wire clip connections which I do not have Denon has plugs, will I have to get bannana connectors?
Hope this may help but you will disappointed. as heard from some pro, your amp will blow up the bose cube if direct connected to them, they are powering down your output to fit their tiny speaker. My understanding was you have to hook up everything to the bose module. They don't like to play with others.
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Yes they will, I have a set on a denon receiver amp ( not sur of the model # its in another town). The main thing for bose 901's is that the equlizer has to be connected somewhere beteen the preamp and the main amp, most higher power amps have a switch that opens a set of patch cord jacks that the Eq. can be connected thru. So you should verify this feature with any amp you chose. With out the Eq connected the 901's have no bass or highend sound.
There is no way around this part. Get a separate power amp for the 901's if you want to use them in a multichannel way or alongside non-901 speakers. A good 100-wpc amp will do. (I like Carver)
Connect the Active EQ between the Front pre-outs and the amp input. Run speaker assignment, levels, etc and have fun.
Helpful Hint: If you don't have sufficient between-speaker room for proper reflection off the front wall you CAN turn the 901's around and you won't believe the amount of air these things push! I have actually felt it ten feet away after explosions or crashing ocean wave sounds. Now THAT is multi-media.
on the am 6 by bose you have to use all the supplied cables or you will blow them. the way it works is that all the speaker signal/power from the denon goes directly to the sub, then the sub sends the signal to each speaker. if you do this correctly the sub takes what it needs and sends the rest to the smaller speakers. and you wont blow them unless you hook them directly to your reciever.
Most HK av receivers have pre amp out,power amp in with metal jumpers connecting them for the main or front channels. that would be the best place to hook up the EQ on a AV receiver. If your receiver doesn't have pre out, power in jacks , you can use tape monitor .record out playback in. The tape monitor option is best for stereo use , as the active EQ will charge all speakers in tape mode, possibly damaging other speakers.I run my 901 s with a seperate pre-amp,power-amp hooked up to my Denon AV receiver that way i can run in surround w/standard speakers
There's good news and bad news. The bad news you need a separate amp because a multichannel receiver with Bose 901's attached as recommended for a standard stereo receiver will only sound right in STEREO on stereo analog material. The other speakers around the room are not designed to receive its Active Equalization and if you engage your Tape Monitor you will NOT BE ABLE TO HEAR DIGITAL sources at all. Tape Monitor is for analog stereo material only and on modern AV receivers it disables any digital inputs so you really can't use the Tape Monitor circuit or attached devices for modern digital sources. However, you can still employ the Tape Monitor with any type of stereo-only sound processor (non-Bose EQ, dbx expander, etc) and the various DSP options to spread 2-channel analog source material around the room. I have a whole stack of analog processors, tape and CD recorders slaved to my single Tape Monitor and then into a dbx400x Program Route Selector. It not only expands my Tape Monitor to handle nearly unlimited external devices but it makes routing for listening or recording easy with simple pushbuttons. But I digress...
The good news. I have a setup similar to what you want to do and it works great! With one caveat - My receiver actually has 5.1 analog Outputs (probably like yours) so I can drive up to 6 external amplifiers if I want to (I drive 4).
A separate stereo amp for the 901's was my solution. I run a Carver AV-406 (5-channel amp) for my 901's in Front, 2 Subwoofers and the Rear Surround channel, with the Active EQ between the receiver Front L&R Outputs and the 901's amp channels. My receiver controls everything and just drives the Center and Surround speakers.
You could get by with just a stereo amp for the 901's. A Carver M-200 is a good efficient amplifier that would have you cooking just fine (2x100W). Run it with the Active EQ between the receiver Front L&R Pre-Outputs ** and the 901's amp channels. ** Front L&R Pre Out >>> Bose EQ Amplifer IN, then Bose EQ Amplier OUT >>> NEW amplifier IN.
Attach the 901's to the new amp, set its volume to Max and run through your receiver's speaker level setup.
Go into the parameters setting for your receiver and make sure that your levels are at least matching all outputs. If this is not the case, suspect wiring or a problem with the amplifier. Oh, and last but not least, make sure that the receiver has at least the "speaker A" option switched on...accordianman
one option that may yield results, since the bose connection to equalizer is presently not possible is to set the speaker out put on the denon for 'small' on all but the front speakers. and then set the delay for all speakers based on the distance to the amp. this should result in better audio that that with the bose eq. will work on the issue of using the eq. with the denon if you like. but, you will likely not improve on the sound with the denon set up correctly. good luck mark