Where to set the crossover?

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  1. Guest

    I just bought a budget set up:

    Receiver: Insignia NS-R5101HD

    Speakers: Insignia NS-HT51

    I've been sick so I haven't had a whole lot of time to mess with it, but I watched some of the movie "Coraline" last night and it sounded great, but this afternoon I popped in "Gladiator" just to test it and the sound was wonderful, but the voices sounded a bit tinny. The speakers are set to small so the bass should be going through the sub, but when they talk, nothing comes out of the sub. What should I set the crossover to? My options are 50, 80, 100, 150, or 200 Hz.
     
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    Vocals are not supposed to come out of the sub. I have that same receiver and I love it. Did you run the Room EQ setup? If so, what crossover did it choose? I would try 150 and 200 and see which sounds best. Your speakers show they go down to 175hz.(right between the 2).
     
  3. Guest

    The setup put it at 80. I changed it to 150 and that seems to help a lot. I tried a few more movies and they sounded fine, so maybe it's the Gladiator movie.
     
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    You say the voices sound tinny. Is there enough volume though? If not, you may have to increase the volume of the center channel by a couple decibels.
     
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    I watched another movie last night and it sounded great. I have a little volume tweaking to do, but everything is good now except Gladiator. I'm guessing it's just that movie.
     
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    Do you have a decibel meter to check all the speaker levels? I did that after I ran the Room EQ and made a couple adjustments.
     

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