Originally Posted by Justin4894
I also have the 8060s. I was running them large with speaker wire only and sub set to no. They sounded great. I now have a dedicated sub that I am adding to my system. If I have the towers set to large and also have a dedicated sub with lfe connected to that only is there a lot off bass overlap? I was thinking setting the towers to small and 40hz with below going to my sub.
I guess one thing I've always been confused about is, is lfe a seperate channel or is it only the low frequencies that most towers can't reach?
-Yes, LFE is a separate channel.
-No, you won't get overlap, since your changing your Sub setting in the AVR to YES. (By having it set to NO, the LFE channel sounds were integrated into your Fronts, now they won't be)
-Small and 40hz won't really change much, a crossover point is where the speaker "starts" to roll off, and there's not much content in the main channels that goes below 35hz at all.
Here are your options with a separate single sub:
1. Do the Subwoofer crawl, place the Sub appropriately, run your Fronts as Large
2. Do the Subwoofer crawl, place the Sub appropriately, run the Fronts as Small w/ a 80 or 60hz crossover. (The ported woofer will still reinforce the bass from the crossover point of the AVR to the filter point of the speaker)
3. Place the Sub in the rear of the room, as close to center between the Fronts as you can, run LFE to the connections on your Fronts, set your Fronts to Small w/ an 80hz crossover.
Adjust the volumes on the subs appropriately.
Just simply choose the setup that you thinks sounds best.