Question for all Sony SACD owners

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  1. Evan S

    Evan S Cinematographer

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    I have a 555ES SACD player. I use the players bass management and run complete analog direct bypass to my Anthem AVM-20 preamp. I have the crossover on my Mirage BPS-100 subwoofer disabled.

    Here is my question. Does anyone know what Hertz level the Sony players crossover at internally? The manual doesn't state. I have read on Audio Asylum that some people feel the crossover is in the 100/110 Hertz range, which seems high. My subwoofer can handle frequencies from 25-150htz, so presently this is not a problem, but I am looking to upgrade soon. The sub I am looking at is the HSU VTF-3, which has a frequency range of 18-90htz. Obviously if the Sony's cross over at 100htz or higher, I cannot purchase the HSU, as it will leave me with at least a 10htz gap between my main speakers and the sub. (I won't have this problem for Redbook, but obviously will for SACD).

    Does anyone know the exact crossover level?
     
  2. BeatCrazy

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    Evan,

    I believe it's 120Hz, but I don't have any Sony specs to back that up right now. It seems kinda high, but sony probably expects most people to use small satellites with a sub--look at their Dream Systems!
     
  3. Dave Dahl

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    It is in fact 120Hz.

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  4. Evan S

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    I'm amazed this thread has gotten 90 looks and not one person knows the exact spec for sure. I'm totally shocked too that Sony wouldn't convey this info in the manual. Seeing as bass management needs be done in the player itself (with the absence of an Outlaw Audio ICBM), then this is a pretty critical stat, no? Looks like I will have to expand my subwoofer grocery list to include the 25-31 PCI from SV because that has a higher frequency range.
     
  5. Evan S

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    Wow Dave, you beat me to the punch. Where did you get this difinitive info? If it's not in the manual, did you e-mail Sony or something? Looks like the HSU is out. Hello SVS.
     

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