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What a weekend! So I finallymanually set up my new speaker system, all by myself. Yes, I'm proud of it lol! This is the first time that I've tried. The only thing that I was disappointed about, & I guess its my fault for not doing enough research, is the fact thatmy Pioneer receiver only allows one crossover setting I believe. My surround speakers go as low as 110, but my speakers in the front go lower. If I set my crossover point at 80, my front speakers will be ok but my surround would stop at 110 and have a gap until 80 correct? If this is the case do you set your cross over at 100 or leave it at 80??
 

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crossover settings are not a hard wall, it's where it starts to roll off or blend.  If the crossover is set to 80, then your surrounds will be fed a full signal to about 80hz before rolloff.  surrounds aren't typically super active, so unless you start hearing some distortion from those speakers you should be fine.  it's only if they start getting a full helping of lower signals that would really show this, but for the most part your surround channels don't see this kind of material to begin with.  if it becomes a problem, you will have to go with a higher crossover and trust your sub to handle all the lower stuff....which a quality sub should do.  either that or use it as an excuse to upgrade!  upgrades are always good...just not on the wallet or wife's perception of it.  lol.
 

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For the most part, you should be fine. If the sub is up front with the mains, a xo of 100 Hz is good and there is no real gap. Having different xo's for all the different speakers is not necessarily superior to using a universal xo. Also, the sub will be less localizable up front with the mains.
 

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Thank you very much. The ONLY issue i have now is with the volume. I ran MCACC with my old Pioneer and with this one as well. For a new AV Receiver, MCACC DEFINITELY made something different. The old receiver's volume was normally at -23 dB for good sound on my XBOX. The NEW AV needs to be turned up a LOT more for louder volumes... I'm on about -8 now watching The Dark Knight and it sounds good, but -8 wouldve been almost unable to bear in terms of loudness on my other receiver. I'm not sure if this makes the new one worse or what... I don't understand why its so much lower using MCACC again for setup, but while -8 db sounds great...crisp and clear...is it bad somewhere in the technical side of things to have it set that far down?? Is it hurting my Speakers somewhere where inside that 'll come back to bite me soon? BTW, i have the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR if anyone can lok up its stats to tell me what they think this volume setting may do to them...
 

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If you are not hearing distortion, you are fine. The volume or control knob is only adjusting gain depending on the speaker trim. You are not hurting your speakers.
 

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Thanks man. The only problem i have is a slight hiss from center center speaker, and when some people use a word starting with S. This was from my cable box though...when popping in a Blue Ray I was fine
 
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