Crossover question

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  1. Allen Longcor

    Allen Longcor Supporting Actor

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    Let's say you have some powered subs in your main speakers. You also have a seperate subwoofer. How would you set it up so that the tower speakers handled the upper range of bass, and the subwoofer got the low end?
     
  2. Brian Bunge

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    Allen,

    This is a very general answer, but I would say around 60Hz is a good starting point.

    Also, I'd love to see the actual specs on the so-called "subwoofers" that are in most of the powered towers on the market. I do know the specs of the 10" driver in ACI's upcoming Talisman towers. It at least has the power handling and Xmax to qualify as a "subwoofer" in my opinion. Unless these companies have a driver that would even remotely come close to what's available in the $100 range for subwoofer drivers then I'd say most are merely powered "woofers" with no usable output below 30-35Hz.

    Brian
     
  3. Allen Longcor

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    I mean specifically what do you change on the speakers, receiver, and subwoofer to accomplish this?
     
  4. Brian Bunge

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    Allen,

    You would set you speakers to "SMALL" in the receiver's setup menu and set the subwoofer to "ON" or "YES" or something like that. Then on your subwoofer you would want to either disable the crossover or turn it all the way up. While this may sound counter-intuitive, the purpose is to let your receiver do the crossing over. Turning the crossover on the sub all the way up gets it far enough away from the receiver's crossover setting that the two will not interact with each other.

    BTW, we could be of more help if we knew more about the equipment you have. The speakers', subwoofer's, and receiver's make and model numbers may help us to give you more specific answers.

    Brian
     
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  6. Allen Longcor

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    This was just a hypothetical. So for simplicity I would just need to turn the crossover on my sub all the way up (done) and then the high end goes to my speakers, and the low end to the sub. One last question, how do you know what the crossover in your receiver is. I have an Onkyo 595, but in general how do you know? Manual?
     
  7. Vin

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    I don't own that receiver so I'm not sure what the crossover for it is....I doubt if you'll find it in the manual but with all the 595 owners around here I'm sure someone knows.
    Vin
     

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