I hate to lose the full benefit of the Bozaks by pegging my crossover too high. I am going to keep researching and soliciting advice, and after I run Audyssey on the new receiver tomorrow, I'm going to listen to the various combinations of crossovers and see what I can hear. But frankly, I'm pretty confused at this point. I guess that must be part of the fun in being an audiophile?
Back when I bought my first Bozaks, they and Klipsch were head-to-head competitors and so were the audio stores here that carried them. I spent many hours auditioning Bozak and Klipsch speakers, going back and forth between the separate audio stores that specialized in one or the other (never both).
Many, many people are concerned about losing the full benefit of their high quality, expensive main or surround speakers by setting the sub too high. I think people should try both, and decide by careful auditioning. The result may be different with music v.s. movies. Some pre/pros or AVRs will allow you to use the preferred method with each. Here is the trade off, as I understand it: 1) By crossing over at 80 Hz, you allow Audyssey to use very high resolution correction for all frequencies below 80. By crossing over at 60 (or 40) the frequencies between 60 (or 40) and 80 will receive less precise correction. OR 2) by crossing over at 60 (or 40) you can use your Bozak woofers that you like from there on up. The Bozak woofers are PDG, and have a great rep. Most subs are less precise at those frequencies (IMO), but your subs may be an exception, as some are. Below about 40, almost any good sub will be flatter, and you need the lower frequencies for movies. Whether you set your crossover for 40, 60 or 80, be sure your Low Pass Filter for Low Frequency Effects is set at 120 Hz. It will play movie special effects, but not affect your music from CDs, etc. (If I understand correctly).
Berkeley Custom Electronics had the Concert Grands and the Klipschorns at the same time. It was a "hole in the wall" run by a real original, Joe Minor. Years ago, John Curl, the great designer of Parasound electronics worked there. So did Don Helmholtz, later picked as "The best tech in the Bay Area" by the Bay Guardian. It was a great place to sit and listen for hours, pick brains, and BS about audio.
Edited by garygarrison - 1/13/14 at 9:47pm