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Do I keep all my speakers at "'small"?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin_P, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. Kevin_P

    Kevin_P Extra

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    i just completed my 5.1 and wanted to know if i should have all 5 speakers set to small when my sub is on.

    thanks in advance!
     
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    Most people keep their speakers set to small. There are a few people who insist that their system sounds better when the mains are set to large, but for the most part, small is preferred.
     
  3. Kevin_P

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    small on all five of them? or just my left and right fronts?
     
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    Well, I used to have my mains set to large (and LFE going to mains and sub), center to small and my rears to large (have an old sub I used back there), I had the sub setup with an x-over around 40Hz, with full range mains this was working nicely. Then I bought a BFD and actually EQ'd my sub out properly, then I found that I liked having everything set to small and the sub doing 80Hz. Even for the rears (Which are small 5" bookshelf speakers) with the old sub still hooked up (has a 180-200Hz hi-pass x-over I believe), if I take it out I get a little better seperation but I get a little more distortion when running loud.

    Anyways, just my setup.

    Andrew
     
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    Smalls all around. Let the sub do the work.
     
  6. JimN

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    Try it different ways and set it the way it sounds best to you.
     
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    With my big PSB Goldi's, I still set all speakers to small. If you have a good sub, this usally works the best. Its seems to be a waste, but think about your sub, you may have 330watts going to it at all times, with peaks as high as twice that in many subs, where your main speakers maybe get 100watts at the best of times, just not enough juice for that explosive car crash in you movie![​IMG]
     
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    Maybe a dumb question, but what kind of speakers do you have?

    brianca..
     
  9. Kevin_P

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    i have mission m72's in the front, 77c1 in the center and 77ds' in the back... my sub is the sony sawm40 and my receiver is the onkyo 595...

    is the sony sub "good" enough to handle everything?
     

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