Originally Posted by capricorn kid
In general when you set the crossover in the Yamaha to 80 hz, it is sending everything from about 80 hz on up to the speakers and 80 hz down to the subwoofer. It is best to set the crossover on the sub to bypass or just crank it up to maximum and let the Yamaha handle the crossover.
I guess I'm lost with what you're saying, here. I do understand the first part of what you said, that the crossover is literally a threshold for the minimum freq. for the speakers, and maximum for the sub.
I didn't understand your recommendation, though. For the record, I don't yet own this sub (it will arrive on Friday, if I'm not mistaken). Since it seems to have its own crossover tuner, what will it do if I let the sub handle it (compared to the Yamaha, that is)? In other words, is there a way that I can get what others are doing? (subwoofer takes < 80 Hz freq., speakers take > 120 Hz, and they share the 80 - 120 Hz range together).
Sorry for the confusion. It will probably make more sense when I am possessing the actual receiver. I simply want to make sure that, if I crank up the sub's bass, I'm not just going to get boomy effects to compensate for not having as audible of frequencies as I should.