Crossover query

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  1. Jacob

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    Hi,

    I hope this isn't a stupid question!!

    I have surround speakers that have a frequency range of 120hz - 30000hz.
    My amp only lets me set my speakers to large or small and when it's set to small it cuts off at 80hz and sends everything below that to my sub.

    My question is, what happens to everything between 81hz to 119hz?

    cheers

    Jacob
     
  2. markiii

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    you answered your own question, it goes to the sub
     
  3. Jacob

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    Yes, everything below 80hz goes to the sub. But what about 81-119hz? If my speakers only have a range of 120hz and above and my sub is only producing 80hz and below what happens to the bit in between?
     
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    As you allude to , in my opinion you have a hole in your sound. You could do with a new set of speakers or an amp which has more comprehensive crossover potential.

    What kit have you got ?
     
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    Your speakers just wont play those signals, what amp are you running?

    What you can do is Set the cross over frequency on the amp to send everything under 120hz to the sub there for eliminating the "hole" in your sound. :smashin:

    that way the speakers will still play 120hz and above
     
  6. Jacob

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    Thanks guys, that's what I thought, but just wasn't sure. I've got an AIWA amp that's now 8 years old!! You can't change the corssover on the amp to other than large or small as per the OP.

    I think it's time for a replacement!

    cheers
     
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    Yes its definately a good excuse to upgrade , you dont need to spend mega bucks.
     

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