Simple Stereo Setup

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  1. Chris Huber

    Chris Huber Second Unit

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    Alright guys, with some left over components, I set up a stereo setup in living room. (theater in basement) Laptop will be streaming high quality MP3s into the reciever...

    I have:
    Kenwood(VR-205) 100x5 watt
    JBL PB12 250 watt
    Mirage M-490Is towers

    For a simple stereo setup, how should I set my sub to match these speakers?
    Sub Controls to set:
    - Phase 0 or 180 degrees
    - 50hz-150hz crossover

    Mirage speaker info:
    2-Way Forward Radiating Floorstanding Speaker
    42Hz~22KHz +/- 3dB
    Single 1" Vapour Deposited Titanium Dome
    Dual 5-1/2" Polypropylene Cone
    X-Over points 1.8 Khz
    125 Watts max
    15 to 125 Watts RMS

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. DavidSGT

    DavidSGT Stunt Coordinator

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    Hiya Chris,

    I am not familiar with both the Kenwood and sub but I would go with source to avr and speaker (cable) line in to sub and then out to your LR .

    You could also go source to avr, avr to sub by RCA (LFE), avr to LR, configure the avr menu to no center, no surr, LR : big or small, I leave that up to you.

    Which is better? It will depend on your ears, I guess

    Try both and come tell us about it...

    Regards.
    DavidSGT
     
  3. Chris Huber

    Chris Huber Second Unit

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    I've got how to hook them up down[​IMG] I just need to know where to put these settings given the speaker respose info above:

    Sub Controls to set:
    - Phase 0 or 180 degrees
    - 50hz-150hz crossover
     
  4. SethH

    SethH Cinematographer

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    If you are hooking up your sub using the rca connection then you'll set the crossover in your receiver and the sub crossover will have no effect. Ideally I would think your crossover would be around 60Hz with your speakers.

    There's no way for us to know which phase setting you should use. If you have a calibration disc like Avia, use that to set the phase. If you don't, just play with it and see which sounds best to you. It's highly dependent on the subs placement and interaction with your other speakers.
     

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