3 crossovers

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  1. Chris Soto

    Chris Soto Auditioning

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    Hi,
    I run a HTPC and i'm having difficulties as far as the crossovers go. They are operated through the sound card, Audigy ZS 2 Platinum, another through my reciever, Onkyo TX-SR502 and the last one on my sub, Mirage OM-200. I really wish i could disable 2 of them and only use one. The Computer can do the crossover from 10Hz to 320Hz. The reciever goes in increments: 60, 80, 100, 120 and 150Hz. The sub goes from 40Hz to 120Hz. I'm not sure what to do. If I play a DVD only the Receiver and the sub are used, but if i want to listen to music all 3 are involved. I was thinking of setting two at the same crossover point or all three at the same crossover point. I know that a lot of it will depend on what type of crossovers they are and unfortunatley i don't know. I imagine it's just going to take a lot of tweaking. but i was hoping somebody has delt with this many crossovers before so that maybe they could give me some pointers. Thanks
     
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    If you are using the preamp out (RCA) for your sub from the Onkyo, you should be able to simply turn the OM-200's x-over all the way up - this will effectively disable it.

    Setting them to the same thing will cause each of them to combine and create a very steep slope at the x-over point, which may or may not cause problems.

    I would think there would be a way to disable the one on the Audigy, but I'm not familiar with it.
     
  3. Chris Soto

    Chris Soto Auditioning

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    I put the crossover on the sub all the way up and that helped. The Onkyo is set to 100Hz and the sound card is set to 80Hz. It sounds good. I also realized that the OM-200 has a Xover Bypass connection but i'm scared to use it because I like how things sound and I spent 2 hours tweaking it.

    Thanks John for your help.

    On a different note: For anybody with an Audigy soundcard I reccomend getting the KX project drivers for it instead of using creative's drivers. Less bulk and tons more features. I was able to match timbres between my Front speakers and my Center speaker using a built in mono parametric equalizer one for both right and left channels. The Left and Right speakers are these old Sanyo speakers with 12 inch subs 5 inch mid and 2 inch tweeter, got them for free off my grandmother[​IMG] They sound great for being old, Sanyo and free. Respond very well down to 80hz. And the center is a Polk center speaker. Got them to match well.

    With the KX project drivers I can save calibration settings for when i'm sitting at my computer or if I'm on the couch. I can use as many 5 band parametric equalizers as I want with it. I'm Currently using 15 bands for fixing nulls and peaks. If you got fustrated with the overpriced Audigy ZS Platinum soundcard like I did These open sourced drivers will change your opinion of it. They'll work on any Audigy.

    OK, I'm finished shamelessly promoting these drivers.
     

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