I recently bought the Focal Chorus 816v , for the center channel the cc800v , and for my surrounds the Focal chorus 705v bookshelves speaker. My subwoofer is a powersound audio XV15 which is a awesome subwoofer for the prize. As my preamp I have the Emotiva UMC-200 and my amp is a Emotiva UPA-500 it's a 80 w 5 channel amp. My room is really small it's 12x13x9.
I mostly watch movies, my preference is 85% movies/cable 15% music. I have to wait for the speaker to arrive to my country since I took a trip to the states and happend to enter to a HI Fi store and they told me of the great price they had for my Focals so I decided to join the family of Focals speakers.
My question is for movies what should I tell my preamp to set my Focal Chorus 816v to LARGE(full range) + LFE ( I don't understand much how these works should I XO at 60 Hz ) or SMALL and XO every thing to 80 Hz. I read somewhere about double bass is these something that I should worry about for my small room size?
For my music enjoyment should I set my towers to LARGE and have no subwoofer present. Or should I put LARGE + LFE and XO the towers to 60 or lower?
I read that I should listen to different options that I want and get what best sounds to my ears, But since I have to wait for my speakers to be shipped to my country and that will take like 2 weeks I wanted to know in advance what is your advice so I don't set up my system wrong.
Thanks in advance this is my first high end set up I now I will enjoy them very much. Edited by elvinps2626 - 10/17/13 at 5:48pm