Sub setup with receiver and cross over frequency

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Patrick CF, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Patrick CF

    Patrick CF Auditioning

    Jul 22, 2003
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    Hi all. A two part question regarding my subwoofer setup and my receiver.

    Receiver = Sony STR-DA1000ES
    Subwoofer = PSB Alpha Subzero i

    In my receiver, I have set my speakers as "small", meaning that the satellite speakers will only get frequencies >100Hz, while the subwoofer will handle all frequencies
  2. Bill Kane

    Bill Kane Screenwriter

    Feb 5, 2001
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    You've got it! The idea is to keep the sub's crossover circuitry out of the way while using the receiver's.

    While setting the LFE to its ON position (bypass) should work, as a backup turn the sub's x-over dial to its highest position or 150Hz.

    Re x-over level: THX et al regard 80Hz as optimum (Yamaha has used 90 Hz for some time) and your 100Hz prob is ok. The goal is keeping the sub omnidirectional, that is, one cannot pin(ear)point the sub box in the room.

    You wud use yr sub's x-over in connecting via the speaker-level method. I'd avoid this for now or until you upgrade, move or get into a tweaking frame o'mind, and have tried the Sony's 60Hz setting with current subout connection.


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