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buying a svs pb1000 so im assuming my crossover set up will change then.

right now mains & sub are all at 80hz. thanks advice is appreciated with this setup and after the pb1000 gets here.

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The subwoofer, while a huge improvement, should not change your x over settings. Those are usually set based on the limitations of your front L/R/C speakers.

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well they sound fantastic at 80 so ill stick with that. thanks

can hardly wait for the svs.  gonna start with the pb1000 and work the upgrade every year till i demo my house down with LFE...lol

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80hz works great, your CF-50's are rated to "39Hz - 20kHz ± 3dB " so you could set their crossover to 40hz (Don't suggest doing that though) but personally I wouldn't go lower than 60hz. Play around with your crossover and see what sounds best
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the "merlin wizard" on SVS's website also said 60hz

actually it said 60hz in multichannel and 40hz in 2.1 ch.

does that mean every time i go from movies to music(stereo mode) i should switch from 60-40?

assuming it sounds right to my ears.

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the "merlin wizard" on SVS's website also said 60hz
actually it said 60hz in multichannel and 40hz in 2.1 ch.
does that mean every time i go from movies to music(stereo mode) i should switch from 60-40?
assuming it sounds right to my ears.

Just leave it on 80 or run your speakers as large with the sub active on all frequencies. My AVR lists this a LR +LFE in the sub setup. Meaning that the sub gets all signals for the mains speakers plus LFE content from movies. Your LR speakers will get full signal minus the LFE track.

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As Crazyrob suggests, try 50, 60, 70, 80 and just see which sounds best to you. However, even though your towers are capable of going below 80hz, will they sound better than your subwoofer at those frequencies!? I would think not, which is why I would set the crossover to 70/80hz and enjoy the SVS sub doing what it does best!

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Thanks you guys.

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As stated above, you can try 60, 70, 80 and even 90 but most people seem to end up around 80. Some of that has to do with the quality of your subwoofer. Someone with a cruddy subwoofer may find crossing lower to allow their towers to handle the bass to be a good idea where as someone with a good subwoofer (like your SVS will be) may even want to cross over a little higher like 90 to let the sub handle even more bass.

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your CF-50's are rated to "39Hz - 20kHz ± 3dB so you could set their crossover to 40hz
A pair of 5.5 inch woofers are going to run out of gas real quick running them to 60Hz, let alone 40Hz. Depending on how loud he wants to go he might find 100Hz gives the best overall result, only by experimenting will he know.

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