Sub Question

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  1. Cyrus_I

    Cyrus_I Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey there,

    Just wondering what the FREQ. nob on the back of my 10" sub do. It's range is 40Hz to 180Hz.

    Cheers
     
  2. Will Orth

    Will Orth Stunt Coordinator

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    Well depends on what your main speakers low end will do?
    I would try around 60hz-80hz not knowing your main speaker set up can give you and exact number...

    also your ear is a good tool, and try some demo discs.


    Will
     
  3. Cyrus_I

    Cyrus_I Stunt Coordinator

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    My main speakers:

    5-150 Watts
    89 dB
    50 Hz-20 Hz
    8 Ohm

    Cheers
     
  4. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    What is your receiver/processor and how do you have it configured? Also how are you connecting the sub to this receiver/processor?

    I'll assume you are using the sub preout. I'll also assume you are running a full 5.1 setup in which case 99% of the time you're best option is to set all the speakers to small and the sub to yes. Now your receiver is doing the crossover and the one on the sub (what you are calling the freq nob) isn't needed. So you want to keep it out of the way. If you can't bypass or disable it, the next best thing is to turn it up as high as it will go, or in your case 180hz.

    If any of my assumptions are wrong, speak up and the discussion can continue from there.
     
  5. Cyrus_I

    Cyrus_I Stunt Coordinator

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    Dustin,

    My reciever is the Yamaha rxv530 and you are bang on with the way I set my speakers. I'll put turn the nob up to 180hz. Just exactly does that nob do anyways though?

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  6. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    It is a variable low pass filter. Read this and it should help your understanding.
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...602#post523602
    Basically half a crossover. There will be a high pass on that amp too, but it will be fixed at ~120hz and only be available if you run your mains through the sub.
     

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