I have this unit and the bass mgmt. only works with the digital out. Look at an Outlaw ICBM - $200 for B-stock on their website. Makes a huge difference with multi-channel SACD & DVDA.
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Sorry if I misinformed you but my reguardless of the owners manual the bass mgmt. on my unit only works with the digital out. Either we both have faulty units (entirely possible) or the manual is faulty. Anyway it is a great unit for the money, the internal dac's sounded alot better than an outboard Theata dac I tried it with on cds, SACD & DVDA are even better in 2-channel and with the outlaw in multi-channel, and the video kills my last player.
The bass management of the DV45A is 'interesting' to say the least. In other words, it doesn't really work. For DD and DTS you'd just use the digital out, but from your question I assume you are trying to use the analog outs.
The short answer is to not set your speakers to small in the Pioneer, set everything to large and do bass managemnt in your prepro.
The long answer is to read this thread: