Speaker size small or large

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  1. jna

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    I'm not sure which setting to set these at so here they are. Polk Tsi 400s for fronts,Polk CS10 for center,Polk Tao 100s for rears and Polk PSW 12 for sub. I have them running off my Pioneer VSX 823 K receiver. Im not sure what to set them at small or large and what level should my low pass be set on the sub? Any help thanks
     
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    Large=not included in bass management
    Small=included in bass management

    I assume you mean in the AVR what crossover to use. Typically you choose the "highest" low end of your 5 speakers...or 80hz(all 5 of yours can reach 80).
     
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    Do I set the fronts to large or small. And also the rears.? Some say set them all to small and let the sub do its job
     
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    Do you want your fronts included in bass management? Yes equals small. No equals big.

    It has absolutely nothing, at all...to do with speaker size...never, ever has.
     
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    And on my sub it has a low pass dial and I'm notv sure what level to set it at from 60 hz - 160 hz
     
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    Okay thanks ill set them to small then
     
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    Set it at 160. Your AVR is doing the bass management.
     
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    Sorry for sounding stupid lol. I just got the TSI 400s and wasn't sure what to do
     
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    Okay thanks a lot i have it set there now
     
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    You aren't the first, and won't be the last, person to be confused by the "dumbest named setting"* in all of home theater.

    *You can google Tomlinson Holman(where THX comes from) and the whole stupidity behind "large/small". It makes a great read for those looking for complete stupidity. Basically a career of high points is letdown by one momentary lapse of braincells and pandering to morons...
     

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