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Old 01-05-2013, 01:57 PM - Thread Starter
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receiver: VSX-1021K
fronts: polk monitor 70

center: polk cs15

I recently purchased a Martin Dynamo 300 sub to add to the system. I am trying to figure out what's the best setting... If I set fronts to "large", subwoofer will work only with a dolby digital signal (with LFE channel). for 2 channel sources(even under dolby prologic or neo), low frequency components will go into the fronts. If I set fronts to "small", all low frequency components go through subwoofer at all times. which way is the best?

also, I set the sub on a fairly thick carpet... would that inversely affect bass quality?
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:15 AM
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The usual recommendation is to set all speakers to "small" and all crossovers to 80hz. This will generally get you the best sound and sub integration.

Carpet is good for subs. wink.gif

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Thank you! I was so annoyned playing music via Apple TV. It sounded so empty without the sub and for whatever reason my fronts were set to 'large' . Changed to small and sub is working now.

So much better!

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If you have a capable sub, set the speakers to small. A capable sub will play the lower frequencies better, less effort and cleaner than you mains.
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