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first off I want to say hello. seems to be a wealth of knowledge here! im fairly new with the home theater stuff but hopefully you can help me out with a question. I recently purchased a klipsch rb-41 system like this http://www.klipsch.com/rb-41-ii-home-theater-system/details except with a sw-310 sub instead of the one listed. well seems just about all the reading ive been doing people recommend setting up their pioneer sc-1222 global cross over to 80 hz. well after looking at the specs on the speakers I have im wondering if that's such a good idea and afraid it might damage the speakers over time or i just wont get the best sound possible. i pulled these specs off klipsch website. these numbers in particular are what made me raise an eye brow

 

~~RB-41 II Bookshelf Speakers ~~Frequency Response: 85Hz-24KHz ± 3dB

~~RS-41 II Surround Speakers ~~Frequency Response: 85Hz-24KHz ± 3dB

~~RC-42 II Center Speaker~~Frequency Response: 88Hz-24KHz ± 3dB

 

 

going off those numbers would I be asking for problems setting my global xover to 80 like so many people recommend? or am I just misunderstanding what those values really mean.
 

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Yes, start at 100, you might even want to go to 120. When I had my NHT SuperZeros I found the system sounded best at 120hz.
 

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Look at the specs on your front main speakers.


They appear to roll off above just 90 hz, so 100 hz would appear to be the logical setting.
 

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Ok that was how I was understanding it too, but since im fairly new to this stuff I needed verification in case i misunderstood things and before I did something stupid
 

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I have a similar set up, rc 52 and RB 51, if I set co at 100, then I also should but my sub at 100 to avoid a gap, correct
 

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Originally Posted by dmb12679  /t/1525400/klipsch-speakers-and-pioneer-sc-1222-set-up-question#post_24560957


I have a similar set up, rc 52 and RB 51, if I set co at 100, then I also should but my sub at 100 to avoid a gap, correct

If you're setting the crossover in the AVR then you'll want set the sub to LFE or to the highest setting or disable, whatever your sub supports.
 
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