Crossover set up

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  1. mc100

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    Hi all.

    This may sound like a silly question but I have a Classé SSP800 and was tinkering the weekend with the set up and noticed I can set the crossover for each individual speaker.

    I have checked B&W's website and it states my front speakers go from 56hz. Do I simply set the crossover to 60hz? Then follow the same procedure for all other speakers?

    (I hope I have put this post in the correct section).
     
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    Can't see from your signature whether you are using a sub or not. No sub then I would leave cross overs alone as this are linked to how and where you want to cross from the speaker(s) to the sub.
     
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    Sorry, should of said.

    I am using a sub.
     
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    Recommended start place for cross over selection and control is to set all your speakers "small", even your floor standers, and the set a cross over of 80hz as a starting point.
    I would suggest that you make sure your sub is set to its maximum cross over and your LFE control at the amp is set to 120hz so as to send the .1 channel and other frequencies approaching 120 and below to the sub.
    I have found something between 80 and 100 for the LCR should do it and around 90/110 for your surround duties.
    The secret is to look to integrate the sub in such a way that is difficult to locate, to high a crossover may lead to sub localisation and to low will muddy speech and deny the sub to do its intended work..
    What sub btw?
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    It isn't a very good sub. It's a Mission 78as. I know it needs upgrading but I am reluctant to as I live in a semi atm and have neighbours.

    My fronts are B&W 805 signatures, DS6 surrounds and HTM4 center.
     
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    I wouldn't go lower than a 70Hz crossover. Even though your fronts can go to 56Hz, it's usually best to give a bit of breathing room of at least 10Hz.

    So an 80Hz as advised above should be fine!
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    Tbh I previously thought keeping the crossover as close to the speakers output would be the general reply.
    Due to the fact, being good quality speakers, I was thinking the more sound you have coming from them the better.
     

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