Originally Posted by Jon Lane
It's great to hear that, jwskud, and it's why we do this, plain and simple. It started modestly in the late 70's and I'm happy to be doing what we're doing still today - exciting times. Love to hear that you're enjoying it, my friend.
50Hz is one option, and it reflects the speaker in its as-delivered, open-port mode. However for systems where the active bass system is always on, stopping the port and then selecting a 2nd order 80Hz highpass function in the AVR or processor is no less viable. It can deliver a more ripple-free response.
Thanks, as always, for feedback. I must say, with my current sub, I feel like your recommended 50 Hz (open-port) crossover for the L/R A5.4s is ideal, simply because they:
A. deliver wonderful and full bass response
B. that bass response is tight and clean, whereas my sub in not always tight/clean
C. have so much headroom/ability to play at volume and fill a big room(s) (2300-4600+ cubic feet) that bogging them down with a slower sub is not ideal or necessary
Until the day I upgrade my sub (1-2 years from now, at best), I'll probably stick to this setting, and as I mentioned, if I run my bass a bit hot (+3-5 dB), I often remove the sub altogether for 2.0 music listening. I think it's important for others to know how good these A5.4s are, that they practically demand to be paired with a high-grade sub, or (if one cannot afford a high-grade sub, like me) getting the sub out of the way altogether!
I do still prefer to use 80 Hz crossover for the A2.4 center, open-port, although I may play around with closed port, simply to keep lower-pitched dialogue cleanest.
Regardless, as you said, this is all fun
. I haven't enjoyed listening to music this much...perhaps ever? That's a testament to your products. And I hope, from my amateur experience (and the massive amount of online research that went into my purchase), others can realize that they will experience a pronounced improvement if they go with Chanes, relative to some other options out there.