Crossover Frequency?

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  1. bravogolf

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    Hey chaps. I have the Canton 102 5.1 set and on the Subwoofer there is an independent crossover control. I've no idea what this should be set to! Any recommendations is much appreciated! As far as I can tell, you're telling the sub when to take bass from the speakers?
     
  2. Dave964

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    Typically, 80Hz is the starting point - and yes, your understanding is correct.
     
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    I don't know any specifics for your set-up, but a general rule of thumb is 80Hz.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    Thanks guys, interesting to know. My last system didn't even have a crossover yet it seems very important for good sound management.

    According to the website, my speakers are:

    Front: 80...25.000 Hz
    Center: 80...25.000 Hz
    Surround: 80...25.000 Hz
    Subwoofer: 33...140 Hz

    So settings to 80Hz is still oK?
     
  5. Dave964

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    If you use 80Hz as a starting point you can always adjust from there and see if it's better.

    I'm surprised your speakers say the min. is 80Hz - I think I checked mine when I got the sub and it was some wildly optimistic value like 45Hz, but the SPL meter proves that this might not be entirely true.
     
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    I'd be tempted to start a bit higher than that as those satellites aren't very big.

    As always, close your eyes and use your ears.
     
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    Ah, hence the 80Hz (I should have followed the link).

    I agree - you'll probably end up higher than 80Hz, but it's a good place to increase from.
     
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    Ok, cheers. And, just to be sure, higher being an increase from 80Hz to say 90hz, or is it the opposite way round? Am not sure if higher bass == lower Hz!
     
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    Higher = 90Hz.
     
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    Can the crossover frequency be turned off or bypassed on the sub? I would manage the crossover frequency for all your speakers via the Onkyo amp that you have.

    :)
     
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    Thanks all.

    sdb123 - I'll check the manual this evening, cheers.
     
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    If you can't turn it off, you could just set it to max - my amp manual suggests this, although I've ignored it and used the crossover frequency on the sub.
     

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