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Speaker question

Hello again everyone.

Had a question..

Since, I went with a NXG's Nx-bas-500 a mid range priced sub and have Polk 65T's as my fronts a kind of not so great speaker.. will the sound equal out from the sub and make them sound better or will just the sub just out perform the Polk's and make my system sound worse?
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Hello again everyone.

Had a question..

Since, I went with a NXG's Nx-bas-500 a mid range priced sub and have Polk 65T's as my fronts a kind of not so great speaker.. will the sound equal out from the sub and make them sound better or will just the sub just out perform the Polk's and make my system sound worse?
The level and crossover point on the sub are adjustable. Adjust them properly.
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The level and crossover point on the sub are adjustable. Adjust them properly.
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Use your receiver's automatic room calibration. Then, try setting the crossover at 60 or 80hz (the receiver will often set the lowest possible value), whichever sounds better to you. If your receiver comes back with a subwoofer channel level that is a low negative number (e.g., -10 db or -12 db), turn the gain (volume) down on the sub and rerun the calibration. You want a to end up with a number much closer to 0.

Finally, you can always turn up the subwoofer channel on the receiver a few DB after calibration for a bit more bass output.

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Wasn't really meaning the calibration I know about that I can adjust the levels so it doesn't out perform it on DB levels.
I meant will it sound any better adding the sub or will it make it sound worse being as the sub is high performance and the Polks are just entry level.
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Wasn't really meaning the calibration I know about that I can adjust the levels so it doesn't out perform it on DB levels.
I meant will it sound any better adding the sub or will it make it sound worse being as the sub is high performance and the Polks are just entry level.
It will sound better as the sub will fill in the low end and mid bass that the Polk's lack in.
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