Originally Posted by svtmedic
I've been lurking for awhile. I have bought the pio 1019 recently and must say she is a welcome addition. I'm not new to the ht experience. I just never payed so much attention to detail. I Had an hk 254 and she was nice. Gui was better than my 1019 and the sound was warm, I thought. She then went down for unknown reason and I sent her back, hk would not honor the warrenty. But I got a check from them for her cost. I was supprised as all get out. Now I'm researching and find this site amazingly helpfull. Just thought a small intro was in order. My question is about cross overs. My front speakers are old fishers. The woofers are like 10 " the mids are lke 4" and tweets are like 2". My center is sony and so are the rears. The center and rears are new and 8 ohms the fishers are also 8 ohms. How should my crossovers be set. I have no sub as of yet. Not sure what to buy on a 300 dollar budget. I come to 300 due to fact I don't feel like I need to spend more fo a room that is roughly 22 by 18. And I gaurentee the sound field is really messed up as most family rooms are a complete nightmare. My floor is wood by the way. Thanks for all the giudance in advance.
On the sub, I'd go to the subs forum for some guidance for that price range, but IMO, depending on the use (%HT, %music, gaming...) there are some good choices you could get. I'd look at the HSU stf-2
, the elemental designs as3-250
or the premier acoustics PA-120
. The PA is the most economical, the ED or HSU are better overall, but more expensive.
You want to provide us with the frequency range for your speakers. In particular the new center and surrounds. The crossover will be determined mostly by those, since I assume your older speakers are full range. Most of the dialogue will be carried by your center speaker, so that needs to be supported the most.
As to the sound field, running MCACC will go a long ways to overcoming that, but you can do some things. Bare wood floors are the nemesis to good sound, most particularly for sub frequencies, so one thing that may help is some good area rugs if that's a possibility.