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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   bilanio

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Posted April 03 2014 - 12:05 AM

Hello, i have the following setup (note some of the speakers are used but in very good shape)

 

Receiver: Onkyo TR-SX606

 

Sony Speakers:

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Center Speaker: SS-CN290

Front Speakers: SS-MF315 (in an ok shape not perfect)

Surround speakers: SS-SRX7 (like new)

Subwoofer: SA-W305 (in an ok shape)

 

Can you tell me if these speakers works good together, is there a weak point that i should change in the future?

The front speakers are set to full band, thats why onkyo suggests.

 

 

 



#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Al.Anderson

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Posted April 03 2014 - 04:43 AM

The primary speakers are fine (especially if you like them).

 

The subwoofer needs attention. Any system with a decent sub should have the main speakers set to small.  The fact that the Onkyo receiver set yours to large may be for a number of reasons:

 

- It messed up.  It happens often when calibrating subs.

- You have the sub in a bad spot.  Google "sub crawl" and see if it helps.

- You sub is not powerful enough. 

 

I'm going to guess that the last option is your problem.  It's a 6" driver powered with 80w, not good specs to start with.



#3 of 6 OFFLINE   bilanio

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Posted April 03 2014 - 06:46 AM

So the receiver is giving more power than the woofer can handle? i always though that it won't matter since the woofer is self powered. 

or maybe you mean that woofer is weak when compared with the audio that the speakers are giving.

 

IS it an option to keep the main speakers on full band and lower the base on the woofer or that won't give me a nice home theater experience. 



#4 of 6 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted April 03 2014 - 08:00 AM

The real question is: how does it sound to you?  That receiver has Audessey, are you saying you ran it and it set the mains to large?  If you run it 3 times in a row you may get different results, so it isn't perfect.  It is easy enough to set them to small manually and run it again.  It can be that your sub is not handling the lows well enough OR the sub isn't adjusted correctly.  What are the volume, x-over and phase set to on the sub?  Phase typically should be 0; x-over set to its highest point or bypassed, and for the first calibration, start with the sub at 50% volume to see what Audessey does with it - if Audessey cuts the sub's level by a lot, it is set too high.  If it is adding too much to it, it is set too low - adjust to get it to a smaller adjustment from 0 if you can.

 

Sub looks to be the weak point for sure.  Yes, you can keep the mains large, but that won't necessarily help the sub.  That sub is only rated to 28Hz, which isn't quite going to deliver for a good movie experience IMO.


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Posted April 03 2014 - 08:11 AM

That sub, like alluded to, is lost with those speakers.

Get a bigger one...10" or bigger.

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Posted April 03 2014 - 08:20 AM

So the receiver is giving more power than the woofer can handle? i always though that it won't matter since the woofer is self powered. 

or maybe you mean that woofer is weak when compared with the audio that the speakers are giving.

 

More toward the latter.  The sub is active or self-powered, so you're correct that it's not impacting the mains.  But reproducing low frequencies is much harder than the other frequencies, so it requires considerably more power.  Your sub doesn't have a lot of power, plus, the relatively small driver will make it hard to go low.  So when the receiver calibrated, it might have determined that you get more low frequency by routing the low end through the mains.  (When the mains are set to small, all the low end from each channel is sent to the sub.  When they are set to large, only the LFE is sent there.  When you turn off the sub in set-up, the LFE is sent to the mains.)

 

 






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