Originally Posted by t30t28t16t12
I brought home a couple of VTF2-MK5. Attached picture is my current set-up.
Room size: 10' W x 14' D x 8' H
AVR Denon X4500h
Both Subs in front stage 6 feet apart (can't move)
One Port Open
Crossover Out/AVR 80Hz
100% for Movies
I just want to know if I made any major setting mistake on my part. As mentioned, I can't move these subs as I have no room and they also serve as stands for my front.
In the AVR, set the LFE to 120Hz. Set speaker crossover to 80Hz or around 20Hz above the speaker's lowest frequency response spec - if your speaker's range is 60Hz - 24KHz for example... even if the speaker goes down to 50Hz, I'd still do 80Hz to give the speaker more breathing room. If the speaker's lowest spec is 65Hz, go with a 90Hz crossover setting.
Crossover settings for centre, and surrounds are typically set higher than the mains, but if you can set it the same as your mains, that's perfectly fine
Some people will set their centre to 100Hz, and most set their surrounds to 120Hz because neither of those speaker types need to be able to output a lot of bass since the centre is mainly for dialog, and the surrounds don't really emit a lot of information altogether. Heights/Atmos generally is set to 150Hz, but again... if you're using speakers that can handle a lower crossover, that's fine.
Make sure the frequency knob on the back of both subs are turned to their max. I would also bring the centre speaker forward so that its front edge is lined up with the front edge of your tv stand. For your main bookshelf speakers, if you have a budget to put them on small risers, and have them also as far forward as possible, that would be a good idea, too. If not, you probably want to decouple the speakers from the subwoofers, which means either finding isolation pads or feet you can stick to the bottom of your speakers (if you do feel like getting risers, you'd probably want to decouple from the subs regardless by using isolation pads).