question about cut off freq. w/ sony sa-wm40

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  1. Paul_Fisher

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    Hello,

    I just bought the Sony sa-wm40 today and I'm connecting it to my receiver using just a subwoofer cable. What does the cut off frequency need to be? My front speakers are JBL S26's. Thanks for the help.

    Paul
     
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    Movies in digital sound = Crossover wide open, all speakers set to small.

    Some setups alter the methods of crossover settings. For instance, my CD player is analog RCA. I MUST run my speakers large when listening to an analog source, so It sounds better if I back down the crossover to about 75. I leave it there, even though when I switch to DD with the speakers set to small they are getting cut off at 100.

    It's a compromise for me.

    What system do you have??

    - CM
     
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    My system isn't very good right now, but I'm upgrading...

    Most of it is from the Kenwood HTB-401

    Kenwood 2080 Receiver

    JBL S26 Mains

    Kenwood 401HT Surrounds

    Kenwood 401 Center

    Toshiba SD-4700 DVD

    Sony SA-WM40 Sub

    Little by litte I'm getting rid of the HTB stuff
     
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    As a matter of fact...I don't think my receiver will allow me to set the size of the speakers...any suggestions for the cut off freq during CD listening?
     
  5. ColinM

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    If your system's (Kenny's) crossover is active and working all the time, and the cutoff is low enough, say less than 100Hz, I'd say leave the sub's crossover open.

    If it's keeping the speakers full range, bring the x-over down below 100.

    As always, suit it to your own tastes. I fiddled around with my old box-style sub every week, literally.

    SV's don't seem to need that kind of attention....I'M FREE!!!!

    Good Luck!

    - CM
     
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    SsssVvvvSsssss...aaaaaaaaaahhhhh....can you see the drool on my computer....
     
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    So THAT'S what's coming out of my monitor.....YIPES!
    [​IMG]
    I had the cash....I had to. Subs make the diff...
     

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