Originally Posted by Kini62
It's not a non-factor. Most surround speakers can't reach down to 80hz. Many are good to maybe 120hz. Set a global crossover so your surrounds aren't getting 80hz content and it can gimp the fronts and you might end up with sub localization issues using a 100 or 120hz crossover.
Set the crossover to 80z and you lose that content in the surrounds and possibly the center that the speaker just cannot play.
It's a lame "feature" especially for Yamaha whose high end AVRs don't use it. Even the least expensive Sony, Denon, Onkyo, HK and other AVRs have individual crossovers.
The high end yamaha models have discrete crossover for each channel. I originally called it adjustable instead of non-global maybe.
I didn't say it was worthless. I said for the op and me it is a non-factor. All my speakers play flat to 50hz so 80hz crossover works fine for me.
Just that raw setting plays smooth in my room. Why don't I use satellites. I don't want to compromise when I attempt to play the
cleanest lossless multi-channel music, lossless movie surround sound, dolby digital 5.1 or all channel stereo. To each his own.
Yamaha may even want to force global crossovers at lower levels because that can make setup much more complicated.
Keep it simple philosophy. Onkyo is the only brand brave enough to offer active high/mid adjustable crossovers.
Doing crossovers wrong can damage speakers. I do own some satellites with 4" mids. I run them as a full 5.1 kit with 120hz crossover.
I call them my Bose killers. 1" tweeter etc. Can't compete with my bookshelf/centers with dual 6.5" or 8" mids though.