Picked up a pair of AS-F1's today for $38 at a local auction. While the cabinets are slightly scuffed, the speakers themselves sound darned good for what they are. Not quite comparable to my main setup---Paradigm Studio 60's running off an NAD T757---but for a set going into my workroom, they're more than adequate.
Athena Audition series 5.0 for $225 or Infinity 7.0 system for $400?
I currently believe the Infinitys to be the better deal but the Athenas look way better and if they are a good deal and speakers then i would like to consider them. Hoping to check them both out next saturday then decide
My question is: How should I set my crossovers given my setup and the speakers' capabilities? And I know I'm missing out on low end without a sub, but in our current living space (and with a baby), booming bass just isn't an option.
A second question (and this is something I've wondered about for years): If I set my speakers to large, do crossovers even apply? For instance, if you set your mains to large, then from what I've read there is no bass management and the speakers get the full frequency range. But then if I add a sub, does the sub also get low end? Wouldn't that mean I'm getting twice the bass?
Thanks in advance for any light you can shine on these questions.
Without a sub I'd run them full range regardless of the specs.
I've had a full athena setup for years but I recently upgraded to a new receiver with audyssey multieq XT and I wanted to see if anyone else is seeing what I'm seeing. I have a pair of as-f2s as my mains, a as-c1 as my center, & as-b2s as my surrounds and audyssey is setting both the mains and surrounds as full range which is fine (I go and manually adjust them back to small with an 80hz crossover) but it's setting the as-c1 center crossover at 150hz which is quite high in my opinion for this speaker. I wasn't sure if it was something with my setup or room or if anyone else was seeing higher crossovers with the same speaker. I think it was originally rated as 60hz-20khz +/-3db but I'm not sure how accurate that really is and I don't have a mic to measure the speaker myself.
By the way I normally run with a DMC center because as stated above the center always sounded week to me too.