Speaker settings.

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Merimac Hamwich, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. Merimac Hamwich

    Merimac Hamwich Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 12, 2002
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    Alright, so I am still trying to setup my system properly. It's all Paradigm.

    Monitor 5's up front
    CC370 center
    Mini Monitors in the rear
    PS1000 for a woofer.
    Sherwood Newcastle R-863T Reciever

    According to my manual, I am to set the fronts to large if they can accurately reproduce sounds below 80hz. Now I am not completely sure what mine are capable of, although I believe they can handle the 80hz and below.

    Paradigm Monitor Series

    Can anyone confirm this for me, so I feel more confident that I am making the correct decision?

    Also, if set to large, where do you think I should set the crossover to the sub? 60hz?
  2. Mike SJ

    Mike SJ Supporting Actor

    Nov 10, 2003
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    "On Axis (0°) ±2dB from 56Hz - 20kHz / Off Axis (30°) ±2dB from 56Hz - 18kHz"

    Meaning yes they play below 80Hz. I suggest you listen to your mains at large AND at small to see which sounds better to you.

    also play around with the xover setting for the sub.

    remember, we all here at HTF can tell you what to do, but the only person it will affect is you. so you set it up how you want and how its best for YOU, not just cause it says so in the manual. but its always good to have a beginning point.
  3. Rick Cohen

    Rick Cohen Agent

    Mar 7, 2004
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    Chances are with the low end of the speaker rolling off at 58hz per the speaker specs, you should be setting the receiver speaker setting to small. The cutoff at 80hz is not a step it rolls off gradually. The speaker will still be called on to reproduce some output from 80hz to 60hz.

    If you like the way it sounds on large it will do not harm. It is really your choice.
  4. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

    Aug 19, 2002
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    Set em small, and get a better sub.

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