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Originally Posted by TommyDeVito
I tried using the 80 hz crossover on the back of my VTF-3 MK5. I wasn't getting the same output. It's like it muted the sub somewhat in my room. Went back to what Dr. Hsu recommended post Audyssey. I think this is very dependent on each person's ears and their room in general. I've literally dialed my sub in by hand with the gain on the sub and the db in the AVR. Mine is dialed in until I add the 2nd one.
I'm also no fan of Audyssey sans distance and initial setup. It put my speakers to large (a no-no to me), crossed my 580's at like 40 or 60 hz (I forget which), crossed my surrounds and rears, and Atmos speakers incorrectly and I raised the db on my surrounds and rears to even them all out as Audyssey set them each differently. Good tool but not great, at least not to me.
Yeah Audessey sucks the life out of my system,I think the better your speakers are the less you need it,unless you have a really tough room to deal with sound wise. The Cascading Xover works better for some systems than others,at least you tried something new to better your sound. You never know until you try it out.
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