(Setup: 2.1, Klipsch B-2 bookshelf speakers, BIC PL-200 subwoofer, Yamaha RX-v667 receiver, fed over HDMI)
In Windows 7, in the sound devices configuration setup, there's an option to set "full-range speakers".
If I enable this option, will Windows route these lower frequencies -solely- to my two front speakers, or will it duplicate these frequencies, sending them to these speakers, but also to the subwoofer? What is Windows actually "doing" with this full-range option (I.e., what's it setting the crossover at)?
What about when this same setting is set in the actual receiver itself? (like Yamaha RX-v667)
I've read that one shouldn't select full-range speakers with bookshelf speakers, as it's better to have those lower frequencies go to the sub, which is much better at handling them.
I set the "small speaker" option for my two fronts in my receiver, but I set the crossover at 80hz, as the B2 specs show that it has some "bass'ier" range than other bookshelfs, and I thought it'd sound a little better/more "full" by having the front speakers handle a bit of the bass. Not sure if this is sound thinking, though.