Originally Posted by Deadbydawn71
I have read some of this thread but my new receiver/speakers have arrived and I need to get things hooked up to make sure all is well.
I just purchased a Marantz SR6008, a pair of Klipsch RF 82II's, a Klipsch RW-12D, and I have a new Polk PSW505 12" that I purchased a while ago which I may or may not use in this set up.
I plan on bi amp or bi wiring (sorry new to this and new receivers in general) the two RF 82 II's. Can you give me a decent starting point for setting the crossover freq. on the highs(the horn) and the mids/lows(two 8" in each speaker)?
Where is a good starting point for my subwoofer freq.? (Klipsch RW-12D)
Would you guys even bother with the Polk sub for now or just wait and get another Klipsch?
Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me.
One more thing- Would the best way to go be to turn on the receiver and select the proper bi amp/wiring selection then turn off/ unplug and make the connections to my speakers or is it ok to make the wiring connections to the speakers , turn the receiver on then select the proper bi amp/bi wiring selection?
Hello, i will try to help. Since you will have a stereo setup i would recommend bi-amping but if or when you will use your setup for home cinema then i wouldnt use bi-amping...because you will get more power running 5.2 than 7.2 for example. I have a sr7008 and had bi-amped front speakers (monitor audio bx6) and honestly i didnt hear any noticable sound improvements. That is way i decided to rather have a little more headroom with my 5.2 setup than runing 5.2 +bi-amp. On the other hand you can bi-wire the front without sacrificing additional power reserves (but your speakers are very sensitive and probably you wont be needing to much power to hit desired sound level in you room). Take some time and try different setting and then you decide what sounds best to you. As far as the setting crossover settings you can just run audyssey (automated EQ system on your receiver) and it will do all the things for you (crossover, distance, speaker levels)...if you wont be running audyssey i would set a crossver at 60hz for starter (your speakers are rated at 32hz) and no more than 80 (that is just my taste
) and set your front speakers at SMALL. If you want to try them runing as large just press the PURE DIRECT button on remote twice (even the porthole display will be off)...it is the purest sound you will get from your receiver
. And another thing...if you would like to have a sub engaged at pure direct mode be sure to set LFE as LFE+main so that when they are designated as large the sub will play to the crossover you have set (60 or 80 HZ). And i would run both subs if you can as the sound is so much smoother than with one (later you can just add another klipsch so the subs will be identical)....i have purchased another sub just a few days ago and i cant never look back to just one sub
. If you need more info just shoot