Non-defeatable plate amp low-pass filter and receiver crossover

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  1. VinhT

    VinhT Second Unit

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    Say I have a subwoofer with a plate amplifier. The low-pass filter is continuously variable from 50-150Hz, but cannot be bypassed. My receiver has its own 2nd order low-pass filter, which I would like to use. What would happen if I just turned the plate amp filter all the way up to 150Hz and set the receiver's low-pass filter to 80Hz? Any negative effects?

    (The sub is connected via a mono RCA cable to the subwoofer out of the receiver.)
     
  2. John Garcia

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    This is typical, and the way you state is the way it should be done. It is relatively uncommon for subs to have a x-over bypass. Having this feature is one of the reasons I selected my sub.
     

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