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Crossover Frequencies

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by meep, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. meep

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    Hi

    Need some advice setting up my sub crossover frequency.

    Listening to some Latin music last night, I noticed something interesting in basslines.

    For higher notes, they were coming from my two main speakers (B&W CDM 1NTs) and sounded OK but lower notes came from my Sub (Velyodyne CHT-15) and had a much deeper, richer quality.

    Crossover set to 80Hz.

    Now, should I be trying to get more of the basss from my sub or would this be normal? There's nothing wrong with the sound to my ears, per se. There is no obvious point at which the sub takes over the bass, the transition seems gradual, its just that those deep notes sound much better than the higher ones.

    Will upping the crossover to 120Hz help (will be trying this anyway but just want to check general consensus).

    Thanks all

    Peter
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    Doing a few posts!

    120hz is too high, 80hz is the standard for THX. Although for music you could try 40hz crossover for the subwoofer, and 40hz LF for the BMW's :)

    If you've got several settings on the AV amp of course. If you set "Direct" it should send full-range to the B&W's- has your amp got this?
     
  3. meep

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    Nathan

    Sitting in the lull between build submission and bug reports (some late night software development here!)

    Receiver has direct mode. What you seem to be suggesting is that I send MORE bass to the stereo pair?

    I'm actually liking the quality of bass from the sub and want more of that!!

    Thanks for all the replies!

    Peter
     
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    It's really upto you. If you like the subwoofer on or off for music, set to 40hz or 80hz, again it's your sysem.

    Although I've found 120hz crossover to the subwoofer just too high (and the stereo pair at 120hz LF too lacking in lower bass)
     
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    Cheers Nathan

    I'll play around with crossovers this weekend

    Regards

    Peter
     

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