Underpowered?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by TrevorBerg, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. TrevorBerg

    TrevorBerg Auditioning

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    I recently bought a Onkyo TX-SR501 Receiver and hooked it up to my KLH 9250B floor standing speakers. They have a 12" woofer and are 250watts. ( I know they aren't the best speakers, but I got an incredible deal on them) I'm still saving up for a good subwoofer so I'd like these speakers to put out some decent bass, but they put out very little bass. I have the crossover set to the lowest setting on my receiver 60hz. I've adjusted everything i can think of but nothing seems to work. I assume it puts out little bass due to the crossover being 60, is there anything I can do to get more bass from these speakers, or is the problem that they are underpowered? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. GrahamT

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    Set them to large instead of small. They may be inefficient speakers. 60 Hz is pretty low, they should still be putting out decent bass.
     
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    I don't think there is a setting for that on my receiver, anyway I didn't see it in the manual.
     
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    I would look again at the manual. Maybe they don't call it "small or large" but AFAIK most HT receivers have that feature. it is pretty standard. Give the speakers a chance to break in too and (it may seem simple but I made this mistake) make sure the bass knob on the receiver is turned up and not "off" I keep it pretty flat but when I got new speaker the knob must have got hit because my speaker that I just paid 1200$ sounded like crap. I then looked at the receiver and saw that the bass was turned off and the treble was way up. What a difference a little turn made [​IMG]!!
     

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