Originally Posted by amallano
The specs say: 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 300 Hz (bassdriver); 1st-order electro-acoustic at 2.1 kHz
My Yamaha CX-A5000 allows for the Surround crossover settings (variable Hz and a sm/lg setting), which is currently at the default of 80 Hz and small.
Should I change the Yamaha to match the crossover of the ADP-590?
No. The specs for the ADP-590 are referring to the crossover points between the tweeter and mid-bass drivers (2.1 kHz), and the crossover between the mid-bass drivers and the bass driver (300 Hz).
The crossover setting in your Yamaha is controlling the point at which the low frequencies (bass) will be "cut-off" from the surround speakers and re-routed to the subwoofer. With the current setting of 80 Hz, the receiver will take all frequencies below 80 Hz from the surround channels and send them to the subwoofer, not the surround speakers. Given that the specs for the ADP-590 say that its low frequency extension is 60 Hz, an 80 Hz crossover setting is probably ideal.
I wouldn't change a thing!
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