Greetings fellow PSB owners.
In September I started putting together my system after 2 years of research. I netted a 'full set' of PSB Synchrony speakers (2x Synchrony-One, 2x Synchrony-One-B, 1x Synchrony-One-C, and 2x Synchrony-S-Surround) before they disappeared from stock. I connected them to a NAD M27 and an OPPO BDP-105D (Thank you Scott at ListenUp in Denver
, who shipped these to me in Thailand). My goal was to have a very good system with for watching movies. Music was my secondary choice. I wanted simple to use, but with enough power to listen to anything well. All of the components are stellar and I feel fortunate to have such a setup.
After months of very happy listening to movies and music, I noticed that during movies there were times when the bass needed a bit more "oomph". To the credit of all the components, the movie watching sound was amazing. Gone were all the, 'what did they say' mid range questions during quieter parts of movies. After a few weeks of reading and seeing what was locally available in Thailand, I added a Golden Ear ForceField Five subwoofer.
That missing oomph during crash/bang movies is here now - bigtime. Watching Movies like Edge of Tomorrow and Tron Legacy is now a physical as well as auditory experience.
My question is this: Crossover settings - Given the accuracy of the PSB Synchrony One's, what should I set the crossover at for the Sub
? (both in the OPPO and on the GEFF5). I have played with the settings a bit, set everything to 80Hz, and mostly the GEFF5 shows its power in movies. It is awesome. I connected the GEFF5 to the 105D's SW via RCA cable, and have the Gain set to about 3 (counting the dots from 0 to 10 from min to max). My other option is to run the front right/left output from the 105D through the GEFF5 then to the PSB Synchrony One's vice the SW output and skip the SW out.
I have noticed that when playing music
(Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy soundtrack, "Adagio for Tron" remixed by Teddybears) the GEFF5 is much less 'there' than in movies, and I do not know if this is an artifact of multi-channel recordings in movies vs CD's being artificially multi-channel Down Mixed to 7.1. The music is certainly there and sounds excellent, but lacks the body feeling oomph in the movies, and that was present when I auditioned the GEFF5.