Originally Posted by T-Bone
Curious to know if anyone used AccuEQ, and then left the crossovers at the values set by AccuEQ?
Asking since I reran AccuEQ last weekend. It set my XO to 40 hz for LCR, 50 hz rears, 100 hz sides, and 80 hz for ceiling. Sub XO was set to 120.
It also enabled Loudness Plus under the THX menu item.
It sounded full. And plenty of bass in my go to bass scene (Finding Nemo, Darla taps fishtank).
I eventually did what I always do:. Leave sides at 100 hz, and everything else (sub too) at 80 hz.
I just re-ran AccuEQ last night because I messed around with all my crossovers HZs and I was thinking things were not sounding quite right.
Funny, after I re-ran last night many of my crossover settings were set very similar to yours. I do not really understand what the crossover numbers do or mean so did not change much but I did set my L / R towers to 80 hz from 40 hz. I did not mess with the rest because I have no idea what I am doing. I set towers to 80 hz because I have read a few comments that that is generally a good setting for towers that are used with a sub.
One thing that I thought AccuEQ might do is tweak the AVRs equalizer a tiny bit to match the room better, however, on checking the AVR equalizer is still set at the default flat setting.
I found this with a google search -
- The most common crossover frequency recommended (and the THX standard) is 80 Hz.
- The numbers below highlight general guidelines for speaker/subwoofer crossover frequencies
On-wall or Tiny 'satellite' speakers: 150-200 Hz.
Small center, surround, bookshelf: 100-120 Hz.
Mid-size center, surround, bookshelf: 80-100 Hz.
Large center, surround and bookshelf: 60-80 Hz.
Very large center, surround, bookshelf: 40-60 Hz.
Tower speakers with 4”-6” woofers: 60 Hz.
Tower speakers with 8”-10” woofers: 40 Hz or Large/Full-Band (i.e., full-range).