speaker crossover setting

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  1. AndrewKra

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    i got a speaker package from circuit city. http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Onky...roductDetail.do
    I was wondering if i should set the speaker sizes to large or small and what i need to set the crossover frequency at on my receiver. i can choose from 100, 150 and 200
     
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    Oops! Looks like your link isn't valid.

    You'd probably want to set it to "small" to allow use of the sub out. As far as the crossover point goes, it really depends on how low your mains can go. But you'd want to set it as low as your mains can handle comfortably. The lower the better so the sub doesn't sound "disconnected" from the rest of the audio.
     
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    Most speakers that aren't solid down to about 40Hz should be set to small. I agree with Dave's recommendation, set the x-over as low as you can for your given speakers. I'd start with 100Hz, and if it sounds OK, stick with it. If the speaker's low end response is between 50-60Hz, 100Hz should work fine. You want to avoid using 150 because you will begin to be able to tell where the sub is located starting around 120Hz.
     
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