Subwoofer Crossover Question

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  1. Mindain

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    I have an older NEC 12" subwoofer that has a turnover switch on it with about four settings. Which would be the right setting to achieve the best sound. I am using an Onkyo TX-SR600 reciever. Also what does the crossover setting in my reciever do? I have it set at 80 currently. I am a bit of a newbie to the home theater world.

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  2. ColinM

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    The x-over in the rec. is sloping off the highs, just like the x-over in the sub. is doing. The sub's x-over therefore isn't necessary - adjust it to it's highest point to "keep it out of the way".

    Also, these are low-pass filters really, not crossovers. Low bass is "passed on" to the speaker.

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    So would a higher or lower crossover on the reciever produce better sound?
     
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    Experiment. I don't know what you think better sound is. Generally lower = better, since you would be less likely to notice where the sub is in the room.
     
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    Thanks
     

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