-

Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

Main speakers..should it be 'small'


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
12 replies to this topic

#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Aries Iskandar

Aries Iskandar

    Extra

  • 16 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 04 2003

Posted December 05 2003 - 11:48 AM

Posted Image hi guys..it been quite a time i'm follow this forum..very informative and peacePosted Image ... 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 of 13 OFFLINE   Tim K

Tim K

    Second Unit

  • 402 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 07 1999

Posted December 05 2003 - 04:26 PM

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 of 13 OFFLINE   Steve Lumbert

Steve Lumbert

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 85 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 13 2003

Posted December 05 2003 - 06:01 PM

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 of 13 OFFLINE   Frank Zimkas

Frank Zimkas

    Supporting Actor

  • 889 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 10 2002

Posted December 06 2003 - 01:05 AM

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 of 13 OFFLINE   Aries Iskandar

Aries Iskandar

    Extra

  • 16 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 04 2003

Posted December 07 2003 - 11:26 AM

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 of 13 OFFLINE   Ted Lee

Ted Lee

    Lead Actor

  • 8,398 posts
  • Join Date: May 08 2001

Posted December 08 2003 - 05:44 AM

Quote:
If your speakers are full range (20-20khz) then setting them to large is fine.
be careful there. i *very* seriously doubt any main speaker (even a really good one) can truly get down to 20hz ... even if the documentation says it does. after all, 20hz of distortion still sounds like crud.

if you have a sub, why make your mains work harder then they need to? set them to small and make the sub do the work it was designed to do.
 

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Aries Iskandar

Aries Iskandar

    Extra

  • 16 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 04 2003

Posted December 09 2003 - 11:23 AM

Ted..if i set my main to 'small' should i change back the wiring to 'usual' instead of biwired...Posted Image

#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

Cees Alons

    Executive Producer

  • 18,639 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 31 1997
  • Real Name:Cees Alons

Posted December 10 2003 - 09:08 AM

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 of 13 OFFLINE   Aries Iskandar

Aries Iskandar

    Extra

  • 16 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 04 2003

Posted December 10 2003 - 11:44 AM

ok cees..i think i will leave it to be biwired since sound good to me..Posted Image thanks...

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Frank-G

Frank-G

    Auditioning

  • 4 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 10 2003

Posted December 11 2003 - 08:23 AM

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... Posted Image

Thanks,

Frank

#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

Cees Alons

    Executive Producer

  • 18,639 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 31 1997
  • Real Name:Cees Alons

Posted December 11 2003 - 11:13 AM

Frank,

Welcome!

You should have looked in the primer Posted Image. It's not in the glossary.


Cees

#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Frank-G

Frank-G

    Auditioning

  • 4 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 10 2003

Posted December 12 2003 - 01:30 AM

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 of 13 OFFLINE   George Caronan

George Caronan

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 215 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 25 2003

Posted December 15 2003 - 01:10 PM

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. Posted Image 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...