Bass Management on a Shoestring

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  1. SamNF

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    Hey all. I recently picked up a Pioneer DV-563A on the cheap, as a venture into high resolution audio (It plays DVD-A & SACD.) The one caveat is the lack of bass management. For SACD, it sends
     
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    Check out the Outlaw ICBM. They may have some in b-stock which will set you back about two hundred bucks. www.outlawaudio.com
     
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    Another vote for the Outlaw. At your price point that's the best solution.
     
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    Make that 3 votes for the Outlaw ICBM. At your price point it's not only the best solution, it may be the only solution, other than doing nothing. Check AudioGon, you can sometimes find used ones for around $150.
     
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    With a -3dB of 70Hz, a 120Hz x-over is about right. If you crossed them at 70Hz, they will already be starting to roll off on their own and that could create a dip or gap between them and your sub. Even with a steep slope x-over, you would still probably want to do the x-over at about 100hz or set them to large and blend the sub in manually.

    200Hz is too high for anything though.

    The ability to set your speakers large and small IS your bass management. The fact that there are no options besides those indicates it is a fixed x-over point. This setting is generally ignored for multi-channel inputs.
     

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