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post #61 of 75 Old 04-03-2014, 09:55 PM
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Yeah Osi, send it back! Spend as little as possible on cables and wire. wink.gif

So you got the Ascend 340 SE's, yes? What did you end up deciding on for the sub?

Just ended up getting the LV12R Subwoofer.

Terrific choice!
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Terrific choice!

I want to try playing the bassotronics song.. But I'm worried the low ~10hz bass will damage the subwoofer.
I tried playing it at a low volume and the sub still went nuts.

Most of the bass in it isn't to bad, but there is the occasional low hit where i see the curtains behind the subwoofer blowing...
And this thing was $$$ and i'd rather not ruin it lol
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I doubt it will hurt it. I would imagine that Rythmik has a filter to prevent that. It's a good sub, and usually they install one to keep the sub from trying to play below where it should. It will probably play a good bit louder than you think. In a 10x18 room, it should put out some pretty serious bass. If you used Audyssey to configure everything and didn't override the sub channel level setting it determined, I very seriously doubt you will hurt that sub before you get close to stressing those speakers, too smile.gif

Speaking of which. Make sure your towers are set to small and you are using a crossover setting for them (I'd try 80hz or 60hz). You want to let your sub handle all the bass that it can as it will do a better job than the towers.

Also, what subchannel level setting did Audyssey come up with?

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Haven't set up audyssey yet. Don't have the microphone
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Haven't set up audyssey yet. Don't have the microphone

You should buy the replacement microphone and use Audyssey. It will automagically EQ the speakers and the sub for a better in-room response.

Even without Audyssey, how have you setup your speakers and sub with the crossover settings in your receiver?

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It's with the settings that were set already.

LFE output was set at 120hz and fronts are set at 70hz
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It's with the settings that were set already.

LFE output was set at 120hz and fronts are set at 70hz

That should work OK. Be sure your sub's crossover is not being used, and be certain to turn off Audyssey room correction if it is enabled since it would not be correctly configuring the EQ for your speakers and sub.

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That should work OK. Be sure your sub's crossover is not being used, and be certain to turn off Audyssey room correction if it is enabled since it would not be correctly configuring the EQ for your speakers and sub.

Not using crossover on sub. The LFE input on the sub bypasses it. Only have 1 cable right now or i'd bypass the receivers crossover and use the subs.
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Only have 1 cable right now or i'd bypass the receivers crossover and use the subs.

Why would you do that? The sub's crossover is just a low pass filter.

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cause it has more knobs and switches? lol
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LOL

You can use the other knobs and switches and rely on the receiver for bass management smile.gif

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Am I hearing things or is there a difference with the speaker grills off?
I was listening to one song with the grills on a few time and listened to it with the grills off, and I can hear a difference (I SWEAR!).

It sounds like the highs and voices are less "muffled". I mean they really didn't sound muffled before, but with the grills off they almost sound cleaner and more pronounced.
I don't know if I'm hearing things in my head, but to me it seems like they sound better with the grills off.

Plus, I'm kinda particular to the look of the speakers, it doesn't bother me the way they look with the grills off, they actually look better IMO.
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Removing grills DOES often make a slight difference in the highs, which is one reason why many of us take off the grills smile.gif

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BTW Cel, I solved my optical cable issue.
The monoprice cable was fine I'm guessing. The reason the short one worked rather than the long one is I didnt have the room fully setup so the 25 foot optical cable was running a grand total of 6 feet, so most of it was laying coiled up. Hence the reason the short one was working fine because it was perfectly straight. I ordered one from amazon and it had the same problem so it got me thinking. Straightened it out (mostly) and didnt have any more issues.
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Great! Awesome when a mystery is solved smile.gif

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