Originally Posted by dprice18af
I'm new to AVS, but am in need of assistance. I recently purchased the following Klipsch speakers: F-20 mains, C-20 center, and S-10 surrounds. My sub is a Bic H-100 and my AVR is a Yamaha RX-V567. Ypao has auto set the mains as large and the rest of my speakers as small. I have been told that because the F-20's have 6.5" woofers, they should be set as small and the sub crossover to 100hz. In my testing, I did notice a difference in bass. When the F-20's were set as large, there is more bass and it sounds pretty good. When set to small, there was less bass. One of my questions is, should the fronts be set as large or small? Is it bad for the speakers if they are set as Large?
If the mains should be set as small, what should I set the sub crossover to in the AVR? I should also mention that I have the sub gain at the halfway point, and the crossover nob set to 120+; that way the AVR handles the sub crossover. Also, with the S-10 surrounds, Klipsch recommends that the speakers be set to the sides of the listener, but I'm not able to do that due to my room layout. I will have to put the S-10's behind the listener. Will this be a problem? Also, how far apart should the surrounds be from each other? Any recommendations or tips would be appreciated.
leave the mains as set @ large IF it sound good to you ! most set the crossover as the room correction does , some cross at 80
your sub gain sounds about right
If you have to place the surrounds behind you , just aim the horns directly at the listening position & you will be fine
as how far apart ,place them apart enuff that you get a angle that allows the aiming toward the listening position .
every room is different so there are no hard rules , play around with placement you will find the sweet spot for each speaker
also toe in the mains so that the horns are also aimed at the listening position , not just straight out into the room , you will notice the imaging improve vastly when you do , when you get that done you'll figure out how best to place the surrounds as well
Horns are meant to be aimed at the ears
have fun !