Help with LARGE speaker settings

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  1. Art Miller

    Art Miller Stunt Coordinator

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    Quick question: If I'm using Large speaker settings in DD/DTS does ALL of the Low frequency info go to the main R/L speakers if I'm NOT using a sub?

    The reason I ask is that I am using a biamp MTM/Sub stereo speaker setup, and I'd prefer to leave it as it is, with the separate electronic crossover splitting the signals between the sub and MTM's. I would consider changing this arrangement if I'm missing out on any bass info that is not going to the subs via the "Large" setting.

    Pre/precessor is a Sherwood AVP9080R, although I'm guessing that the specs are a Dolby function and should be implemented the same way in all approved processors.
     
  2. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    Do you mean that if you set it up as 'Sub = NO', does it change the 5.1 to 5.0?

    And does the .1 go into the large fronts...

    You got me thinking.

    Good question.

    - CM
     
  3. Art Miller

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    Colin,

    Exactly my question, much better way to put it.

    Since I really do have subs (2 12 in Shivas), I 'd like it not to matter how the sound gets there. 5.0 Large ought to equal 5.1 med/small.

    Anyone know for sure?
     
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    bump!

    somebody, please respond. i want to know the answer to this baffling question.

    is it possible that the lowest freq / under 30 hz will never be passed to the 5.0 channels?
     
  5. Jason Wolters

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    Sub to no = LFE to mains. That is what I have always been told.
     
  6. Drew Eckhardt

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    It depends on the processor. Without a sub, some send LFE to any speaker configured as "large" (Lexicon). Some send LFE to the left and right speakers. Some allegedly discard the LFE channel (this seems somewhat sensible - send a 115dB peak to a speaker which can't even handle the rated 105dB for a screen channel and you're likely to bottom it).
     
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