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Onkyo HT-S650 Plus a Sony SA-WM40


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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Bill**H

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Posted November 30 2002 - 06:35 AM

I hooked up the Sony sub and calibrated it with the internal test tones in the receiver to 73 DB on the RS meter. The rest of the speakers are at 70 DB. I also calibrated the Onkyo sub to 73 DB. When I check the calibration with both subs hooked up they register 78 DB. They sound very good while playing Pearl Harbor.
Now for the questions.
1. Where should I have the crossover in the receiver set? (80,100,120)
It's very hard for me to tell which setting sounds better.
The crossover on the Sony is turned all the way up. The Onkyo does not have a control for crossover.
2. I haven't "stuffed" the Sony yet. Will stuffing it help the bass response? Will it hit harder?
3. Can I "stuff" the Onkyo Subwoofer? The amp is inside the enclosure.
4. I have lots of gain left on the sub level controls. Should I calibrate the subs higher than 73 DB each?
5.When listening at lower volume levels should I add some bass from the receiver?

The Sony sub by it's self thumps the Onkyo SKW-100 when both are set to the same level doing an A/B test.

I'm just trying to get the best out of my low buck system as money is very tight when you live in the middle of nowhere in West Virginia.

#2 of 3 OFFLINE   robertLP

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Posted March 26 2003 - 02:53 PM

How do you like the SKW100 subwoofer? Onkyo's selling a reconditioned model on their site for only $59...

Is it worth it?

#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Frank Carter

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Posted March 27 2003 - 03:26 AM

1. Where should I have the crossover in the receiver set? (80,100,120)

The higher the crossover frequency, the easier it will be to locate where the bass is coming from. Depending upon the lower frequency limit of your other speakers, I would go with the lowest crossover point possible. If your mains can only play to 120hz and you have your the crossover set to 80hz, you're missing a lot of information between 80-120hz.
2. I haven't "stuffed" the Sony yet. Will stuffing it help the bass response? Will it hit harder?

I haven't heard a stuffed Sony but most report that it sounds less boomy for music.
3. Can I "stuff" the Onkyo Subwoofer? The amp is inside the enclosure.

Sure you could. It might already have some inside. Just make sure to not stuff too tightly, block the port, or cover the amp. Try it and see if you like it better.
4. I have lots of gain left on the sub level controls. Should I calibrate the subs higher than 73 DB each?

It's a matter of personal preference, I think most set their sub 3-4dB above the rest of their other speakers. For HT I like mine 3dB hot, for music I like them all set to the same level.
5.When listening at lower volume levels should I add some bass from the receiver?

I wouldn't, it will just boost frequencies around 50hz.


Are they in the same location? If not, there's a possibility they could be cancelling some frequencies.