Hi all, I have a question which may be larger than this discussion, but as I'm thinking about taking advantage of this deal I wanted to start here. Thanks for your patience. My question is to do with speaker/sub crossover.
So, I've got a Yamaha RX-V2095, several years old, and my speaker setup is less than optimal. My center and rears are matched Yamaha speakers (NS-AP150) and my mains are two Bose 301s that my wife had from college. I'm looking at these Velodyne as a solid upgrade and most importantly to have a full set of matched speakers (we're constantly having to turn up the volume for dialog then turn it down for action, as I've seen others in this thread describe.)
Now to my question. There are several recommendations in this thread about playing with crossover. I double checked my Yamaha manual and it appears my receiver doesn't have the ability to set a crossover. Is this a feature on newer receivers? My Yamaha was top of the line a few years ago but I dread to think how much it's depreciated. The only information I find in the manual says that the SUBWOOFER OUT Jack on the receiver has a built-in cut-off filter at 90Hz.
So, if I can't make crossover adjustments in my receiver, are these Velodyne CHTs a bad match for me? I was looking at getting the CHTs and perhaps the BIC that's so popular in this thread. Are there other ways to set the crossover and get it in the range of 100-120Hz to accommodate the CHTs?
Also, my receiver has the ability to switch between 4ohm and 8ohm impedance. The CHTs are 6ohm (compatible with 8ohm), so would I set my receiver to 4ohm or leave it at 8? How would the affect performance?
Again, thanks for your patience, I know I've got a lot of questions in here.