Would adding a sub stop clipping?

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  1. Dave_Whiting

    Dave_Whiting Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,
    I have a harmon kardon avr 220 and the following front speakers.
    http://www.aadsound.com/Products%20P...ct%20page.html
    When I listening to music with a decent amount of bass I run into clipping at -5dB on the volume control. If I added a active sub would this solve this problem? Also could I expect to play the music louder say max volume without clipping.
    I prefer listening to the H/K in surround off mode. I assume this mode still lets me use a sub. Also what would be the best sub setting: all speakers small or 2 front large and sub on (LFE and L/R)
    THanks
     
  2. Kevin. W

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    By using a sub you would set all the speakers to small. This does two things. 1. Depending on the crossover everything 100hz down goes to the sub. Takes the strain of the receivers amps to power the speakers when set to small cause no the sub does itself. Taking a look at your link I noticed the speakers are 6ohms. This could be the source of your problem. The lower the ohms the more the amps have to work, even though the speakers are very sensitive.

    Kevin
     
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