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Advice setting up Sub

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by mooky, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. mooky

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    Hi,

    I bought a Yammy htr 5640 and Kef KHT 2005.2's at the weekend. I've got it all wired up and it sounds great except I have too much bass. Some of the problem might be caused by my wooden floor but i'm not sure i've got the sub setup correctly. I've run the speaker test, which was fine for the 5 speakers but seemed pretty useless for the sub. I've also set the correct speaker sizes(small) and room size (medium) etc. So questions..

    1. There's two places I can alter the volume of the sub, on the amp (which currently seems to be max) and at the back of the sub. Which should I be altering?

    2. I know this is kinda relative to the room but I currently have the sub set at about 10 O'clock on the dial on its back. Is this too much ?

    3. What's a good rule of thumb for setting the sub volume?

    4. I have the sub at the front about 6" in from the top left hand corner. Would the corner cause more bass and would moving it away be better ?

    Thanks for the help,

    Mark.
     
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    If there are 2 ways to adjust something on your sub and you have one of them set to max - surely the sensible think to do is turn that down?

    The one on your sub is prob your crossover.
    Find out the Lowest frequency your front speakers can go to, and set your sub about 10-20Hz lower. Or to personal preference.

    The control on you amp will be the volume...Volume is normally set at 10 'o' clock. But if there isn't a DIAL to alter the volume I'm not sure what you should set it at on your amp. If your getting to much bass then turn it down as much as needed....
     
  3. mooky

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    There are three dials on the back of the sub, volume, crossover and something else I can't quite remember. As I said, there are TWO volumes one on the sub and one on the amp. So I'm still confused. Anybody with KHT's help ???

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    The general consensus seems to be to set the crossover dial on the back of the Sub to MAX and then setup the LFE crossover on the sub to either 80hz or 100hz depending on what the amp will support. This seems to go against what Creative Audio said when I picked up the Speakers (to set the crossover dial to half)

    People also seem to suggest that I start with the volume on the sub at 0 and then slowly increase it until I can clearly hear it. Then I back it off until it disappears. After that if I switch off the sub and can notice a difference then the sub is about right.

    Do people agree with this basic setup for the KHT eggs ?

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  5. Ian J

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    That is a rough and ready method that should work with most subs although I would buy, borrow or steal an SPL meter to get it set up right
     
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    Okey dokey i'll give it a shot. Turns out my amp doesn't have the capability to manage the crossover so I'll leave it at 12 o'clock on the sub dial and then give the volume control tip ago.

    I can get a fairly cheap SPL meter from Tandy right ?

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    Unless it is a pro logic amp it will manage the sub crossover but it will be fixed. Leave the sub's crossover at max and see what it sound like first.

    Tandy ceased trading in this country a few years ago but the same SPL meter is sold by http://www.cornwallelectronics.co.uk
     

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