Need some solid advice. I've been reading for the last 3 days and my head now officially hurts! Here's the deal I just picked up a SUPER SWEET deal from Best Buy, I just couldn't pass it up. I got the entire Klipsch system for just under $1100. I am now running the SW 450 Sub, KF-28 towers, KC 25 Center Channel and the KC 14's. My current receiver is the Pioneer Elite VSX 42. Now my questions......
With large towers with 8in speakers should I set the receiver to Large speakers or Small? If small then why and does that completely negate the towers with the 8's other than the horn? Can you guys explain why small and the difference as to the sound between the 2 settings? Does setting to small or large cancel out the X crossover?
I have the X crossover set at 80 and the sub at 150 as I did read that was very common and it has worked great!
The center and surrounds are set to small already.
Try it both ways and see which you like better. And just because the crossover is at 80hz doesn't mean the dual 8" woofers are not doing anything. They don't cross over to the tweeter until 1800hz. So they are working for another 1720hz or more (since the 80hz is not a brick wall).
Also, run your AVR's room correction and see what you get.
So what am I really doing when I set them to either large or small?
From my understanding it seems like small act like a bass cap?
Small also negates (basically it does nothing) the X crossover?
Large, the AVR actually has to push the tower a little except for what below the X crossover which is currently set at 80?
Set them to small, crossover at 60 or 80hz. Setting them to large AFAIK doesn't allow a crossover setting. It sends a full range signal to them. You can try it this way too.
Your AVR may have a setting to just send LFE to the sub with the fronts set to large (mine HK does) or you can do what is commonly referred to as "double bass" by setting the LRs to large and sub to "on" or "yes".
No right way to answer this. You will have to try it different ways to see how you like it.
I would set it one way and try that for a few days or weeks. Then switch it and try that for a few days. And so on. It's important to get used to a sound to see if you like the new sound better. If you just flip it around in one siting you might not notice much change.
I still after years tweak and try a new setting for a month sometimes. And then go back to how I had it. I know right away if its better or worse doing that.
Klipsch Pro Cinema KPT-904 L/C/R, Pro Cinema KPT-1201-T2 for sides and Heresy II for backs.
SVS PB13-Ultra, PB12-Plus x2, and Velodyne SMS-1 Sub EQ
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