Originally Posted by mpgxsvcd
Ok, after re-reading that I see where I am wrong. I am still confused though. Does this mean that my sub gets all of the LFE channel unless I set it to Front. And my fronts and the sub will get all of the 80 Hz and lower frequencies from each speaker channel if I have it set to Both? Isn't that exactly what I want? Isn't this the best scenario for blending the speakers with the sub?
If you have a subwoofer in your setup, you wouldn't use the "FRONT" setting.
With a subwoofer in the setup, whether you use the "SWFR" or "BOTH" setting, the subwoofer gets all
The "BOTH" setting should not be available if your front speakers are set to SMALL.
The "BOTH" setting is generally considered "bad" because it sends redundant
bass (not LFE) below your crossover setting to both your front speakers and
As I said, the subwoofer gets exactly the same info when your speakers are set to SMALL with the "SWFR" setting as it would get with your speakers set to LARGE and the "BOTH" setting
. The only difference with the "BOTH" setting is that the fronts still receive a full-range signal.
Ultimately, you can set it up exactly as you desire
, so if you think the "BOTH" setting sounds best, then use that.
However, your speakers are definitely SMALL speakers. What is the published frequency response of those speakers? Perhaps you need to fiddle with your crossover setting when the speakers are set to SMALL
. If it's set too low when the fronts are set to SMALL, then you may be missing or significantly diminishing some of the bass output.
Do you understand the advantages of the SMALL setting? With the SMALL setting, your front speakers are "free" from having to reproduce the lower frequencies, which should allow them to perform better over the range of frequencies that they ARE sent. It also "frees" your receiver from having to reproduce those frequencies, which allows your receiver to work less, also improving the performance over the frequency range that it IS amplifying. Additionally, all the low frequencies are sent to the subwoofer, which is the speaker that is specifically designed to reproduce those low frequencies.