I encourage this little experimentation.
For those of you with multiple sealed subs (I say sealed because ported or horn subs will generate some seriously wonky FR this far above tune) set your mainspeaker to subwoofer crossover to ~250hz and crank “Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire” at reference volume with Dolby Surround and bask in the most powerful kick drum you’ve felt outside of live concerts.
Yes it gets a bit muddy with the crossover that high, no its not a typical or permanent setup, yes its fun for a change of pace.
The idea occurred to me as I read a thread that the poster described missing his 1980 and 1990 speakers with giant 15” woofers and how he couldn’t replicate that with his modern system and subwoofers.
Ummmm. Setup like ^, I don’t think theres a problem replicating that big mid bass sound with incredible intense kick drums with a pile of modern subwoofers.
Thread lamenting lack of 1980s/1990s speaker sizes:
Thing is, it sounds much cleaner with the crossover lower, and so this crossover point is just a temporary experiment. I think our favorite audio memories are really, really nostalgia enhanced. I'm quite positive I remember many of my previous systems (from my youth) with far fonder memories than they deserved!
In the present...I've been listening to music late into the evening the last week or so, de-stressing a bit from a very hectic month. Its been a quite enjoyable. This is a good hobby - as it's always available 24/7 right in your house, and doesn't cost anything specific to speak of with each individual use.