Originally Posted by ransac
Start with the speakers set to small and an 80Hz crossover. If your speakers will go significantly lower, then try a lower crossover. If the speakers go to the 40s or even 30s, you are still pushing them, so let the sub do what it is designed to do.
Hi Ransac, or anyone
My speakers specifications are below
If you’re looking for a bold, dynamic loudspeaker with extended low frequency bandwidth and loudness capability, you've come to the right place. The RS8 features dual 6 1/2 inch C-CAM (Ceramic Coated Aluminum Magnesium) woofers, a 6 1/2 inch C-CAM midrange driver, and a 1-inch C-CAM gold dome tweeter.
The RS8 woofers and midrange driver incorporate new edge-wound voice coils to provide increased efficiency, output, and power handling. The new voice coils have more copper and heat capacity than conventional voice coils resulting in 91dB efficiency and 175-watt power handling for the RS8. The speaker's dynamic range is also increased because the 'start-and-stop' of the new voice coil more efficiently converts incoming signal into motion.
The RS8's 2 1/2 way, four driver design is optimized by an integral structure of dedicated driver chambers (a sealed enclosure for the midrange and a ported enclosure for the dual woofers) providing increased bass extension while maintaining high overall efficiency.
Monitor Audio Silver RS8 Towers
Frequency Response: 33 Hz - 30 KHz
Sensitivity (1W@1M): 91 dB
Power Handling (RMS):
Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS):
Tweeter Crossover Frequency: 3 KHz
Drive Unit Compliment: 2 x 6” C-CAM® Bass Drivers, 1 x 6” C-CAM® Mid-range Driver. 1 x 1” (25 mm) gold dome C-CAM® tweeter.
Cabinet Design: Balanced velocity twin reflex ported
Product External Dimensions:
(H x W x D) 900 x 185 x 270 mm
(35 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 10 5/8 inch)
(H x W x D) 25 x 255 x 325 mm
(1 x 10 x 12 13/16 inch)
Individual Weight: 21 Kg (46.2 lb)
So i still should set my speakers to small? They handle bass very Well, all my speakers are bi-wired even the centre channel. My paradigm sub 25 comes next week and i just want to make sure i have the right settings.