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Tower speaker setup on AVR when using subwoofer also

post #1 of 10
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My receiver recommends that I set my tower speakers at the front to Full and large. Should I not be setting it to 80Hz small so that bass is sent to the sub?

thanks
post #2 of 10
That is a standard recommendation that most tower speaker mfrs will make as they are ignoring any bass management done by the AVR. Whether you follow that advice really depends on the capability of your front mains, but in most cases, yes, you should be setting them to SMALL/80Hz.
post #3 of 10
I keep mine set to small with the crossover at 80hz but the people at KEF keep telling me to change it to large for the towers. I have the Q900's but it still seems odd to me. The peopIe at SVS said to keep them at small and crossed over at 80hz. I may try it just to try it though.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by mliebs8 View Post

I keep mine set to small with the crossover at 80hz but the people at KEF keep telling me to change it to large for the towers. I have the Q900's but it still seems odd to me. The peopIe at SVS said to keep them at small and crossed over at 80hz. I may try it just to try it though.

Try both and see what you like. Just remember that the position of the speakers may be good for imaging but not good for bass (the subwoofer!)
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks all. I will try small 80Hz.
post #6 of 10
By all means ... you should always try various settings to determine which is ideal for your ears in your personal environment as the generally suggested settings may not apply to you. smile.gif
post #7 of 10
I tried to crossover my mains at 80hz and the bass all but disappeared. My avr crossed the towers at 40hz and the bass comes alive...
post #8 of 10
If you are using a separate sub, then those lower frequencies should have passed to the sub. You may just be used to bloated bass which some prefer, otherwise, have you done a sub crawl to determine the most ideal location for the sub in your room?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV3oLLMgS-M
post #9 of 10
Also, is there a crossover/Low Pass Filter switch on the back of your sub, and is it set to bypass it? If not, is there a dial to set the LPF point and is it turned up all the way?
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
I have phase 0 or 180, volume, and dial which i set all the way up to like 120Hz
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