Sub or receiver's crossover

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  1. Ben LG

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    I read alot of articles and there seems to be a difference of opinion on whether the recievers or sub's crossover should be used. First off, I have a AR sub connected to my Onkyo receiver's LFE preout to the sub using an RCA cable. I actually have a couple of questions so Ill just spit it out [​IMG]

    Should I be using the line in or speaker terminals on the sub if Im concerned about quality?

    If I was to set the crossover on the receiver at 100, should I do the same with the sub or dial it to the min (theres no switch to bypass the sub's crossover)?

    and last, I have Infinity towers and I think they can extend down below 50hz but I cant check the specs cause Infinity's site is down atm so dont know if its accurate. Should I set the crossover at 80 or 100?
     
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    Stick with the line-level connection to your sub.

    If you use the speaker level connection, most subs do not high-pass filter the output to the speakers that are connected to it, or they'll have a fixed frequency high-pass which is usually way too high. It's much too easy to leave a frequency response hole this way.
     

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