Main speakers..should it be 'small'

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  1. Aries Iskandar

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    [​IMG] hi guys..it been quite a time i'm follow this forum..very informative and peace[​IMG] ... currently this is my HT setup

    Marantz Sr4300
    Main RL Rogers PS7
    Center and surround : Axis ( australia )
    Subwoofer : Rogers 12" (active)
    DVD player : Pioneer 266
    Tv : Philip 29" 100hz flat screen

    just want to ask the oppinion about the LFE signal to the sub..should if turn all the others speaker to the 'small' mode in other all the LFE signal to be driven by the sub..currently my setup is 'large' to the main and at the receiver for the 'bass preference' i have set it up for 'bass both' meaning that all the LFE signal will go to the sub and othe speaker set to 'large'...thanks in advance.
     
  2. Tim K

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    Unless you have REALLY large mains....with built in subs...I would set your speakers to SMALL. If you set any to LARGE your sub will ONLY get the LFE (the .1 in 5.1) signal. If set to SMALL your receiver's internal crossover will split low frequency signals between your sub and mains.
     
  3. Steve Lumbert

    Steve Lumbert Stunt Coordinator

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    The THX recommendation is to set all speakers to small which is what I do. My Outlaw Audio 950 Pre/Pro documentation also suggested this.
     
  4. Frank Zimkas

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    I think you need to check out the spec's for your mains before making any changes. If your speakers are full range (20-20khz) then setting them to large is fine. If they are not, then set them to small.
     
  5. Aries Iskandar

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    ok guys..tq for the advice...i'll check the freq respond for the main:b ...by the way i'm currently i biwired my main and it sound a bit 'oumph' then before...
     
  6. Ted Lee

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  7. Aries Iskandar

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    Ted..if i set my main to 'small' should i change back the wiring to 'usual' instead of biwired...[​IMG]
     
  8. Cees Alons

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    I'm not Ted, but I think he will agree with me if I say: no. If it's fine now (and you even like it better), leave the wiring as it is, please.

    There will still be low frequencies going to your mains!

    Cees
     
  9. Aries Iskandar

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    ok cees..i think i will leave it to be biwired since sound good to me..[​IMG] thanks...
     
  10. Frank-G

    Frank-G Auditioning

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    Aries,

    What is bi-wired and what advantage does it have over conventional wiring?

    I looked for bi-wired in the glossary but didn't find anything... [​IMG]

    Thanks,

    Frank
     
  11. Cees Alons

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    Frank,

    Welcome!

    You should have looked in the primer [​IMG]. It's not in the glossary.


    Cees
     
  12. Frank-G

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    Thanks for the link! I have a lot to learn...

    I plan on building a new small to medium HT in the next couple of months.

    Frank
     
  13. George Caronan

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    Cees,

    Thanks for directing people to that link for further elaboration concerning bi-amping vs. bi-wiring. I am in the passive bi-amping mode [pre-amp to two daisy chained amps to the dual inputs per speaker via separate speaker wires]. I thought my set-up was active bi-amping when it wasn't the case. I've also construed passive bi-amping being the same as bi-wiring which was untrue. Passive bi-amping does produce significant improvement over single connections. [​IMG] I recommend this highly as sound quality is much more cleaner and defined. The drawbacks being that there is the costs associated with extra speaker wires, cabling and another amp to be taken into account. Just my thoughts...
     

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