Originally Posted by Pete7874
This stereo receiver doesn't have a built-in crossover/bass management. I've got two sets of bookshelf speakers hooked up to the speaker outputs and I've got two active subs connected to the line level outputs. It all sounds fine, but I'm worried that when playing at high volumes I am overstressing the bookshelf drivers by sending full frequency spectrum to them. The bass coming out of the bookshelves sounds a bit distorted, too, when playing loud.
What would I need to do in order to filter out the low frequencies going to the speakers? Install a high-pass crossover between the receiver and the speakers? Most of the crossovers I see seem to be for car audio applications. Any suggestions?
Won't this help enough? See below, I just bought this receiver to run 3 sets of speakers with a Sonos system and I love the fact it has digital inputs and outputs, and the reviews have been pretty good. My only issue with HK lately is there software is horrible on there HT receivers, the last good one they made was there 525 series.
Bass Control: Turn the knob clockwise to boost low-frequency output by up to 10dB, or counterclockwise to cut low-frequency output by up to 10dB. Set the control to suit your taste and room acoustics.
Note: To use the Bass, Treble or Balance Controls, gently press the knob until it unlatches. When finished, press the knob again to lock it.
That is from their manual, but not sure how much play that gives you on bass output as the crossover is most likely set by HK on this receiver internally unless there is a OSD that allows for more internal adjustments and with this unit I don't see it.
Page 15 and 30 of the manual go into some detail of Subwoofer Trigger Output and Operation which I could see being an issue if you don't have it set right with 2 subs connected.
I for one had similar situation as I have a pair of deck speakers that can handle the bass, but my in-ceiling speakers can't handle as much, so I just use the knob for bass to turn it down on the front of the receiver when I want to crank them up more. Now this would be one hellofa Stereo receiver if they allowed bass management controls via a OSD just like there HT receivers. But for under $300 bucks, it does what it does.