Originally Posted by orologio
I am not sure this has been covered before... My apology for that...
I am thinking to get a subwoofer to help to very bottom end of my full range speakers that go down to 22hz. Now, I want to be able to crossover the sub(s) at about 25hz. Would that be possible with the AVP? My understanding is that the lowest setting is 40hz, maybe I did not understand it I hope... The sub's crossover, to make it more challenging, goes as low as 30hz. Any toughts?
I wanted to do a similar thing as my Speakers are good down to 27hz. On a couple of previous Prepro, I had crossed at 25hz or 30hz and got great results. This is the only feature I miss from other prepros I have found with the Denon AVP.
If you are purely a two channel guy, you could just setup your sub to accept signals from 25hz and down, and run your speakers as Large. But, as you have the AVP, I am guessing you do milti channel too.
For muliti chanell, the options seem to be:
1) Run the speakers as small and cross at 40hz instead of 25hz.
2) Run spekaers as Large, Sub as LFE+Main, crossover at 40hz. The may produce a peak from 22hz - 40hz for you though. Depending on your room, it may sound ok.
3) I don't know if you can buy 2 subs and set one up to do the LFE duties, and to set the other to just deal with the 25hz and lower frequencies. This would be an expensive solution.
Personally, I have an SMS-1, so I use option 1 for multi-channel, and the 2CH option I listed for 2CH listening. It is a 1-button press on the SMS remote to switch back and forth.
Sorry, I don't know of any easy answers. I wish Denon would offer a 30hz crossover point. It sure would make things easier for us.