Crossover setting for large centre

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  1. Atchi123

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    Just a quick question to those running quite large centre speakers. What crossover do you use? I've got a Kef iQ6c which has three drivers (2 bass drivers). My L/R Q4s definitely perform best at 70hz but I am wondering whetehr to run the centre at 60 or even 50 hz. Any opinions welcomed!
     
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    What did Audyssey set it to?
     
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    i think it was originally 60hz but I've been tinkering :rolleyes:
     
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    on my setup Audessey set it to Full Band and have changed mine to 80hz and seems fine.
     
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    I think full band is a bit too muddy but I think it can handle a bit lower than 80hz, sounds a bit too thin at 80hz. I think I'll stick with 60hz!
     
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    it's all about what sounds best to you, but that's what the subs there for, i listen to the THX sound settings more thean any on the Onkyo 80hz is the THX settings
     
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    The iQ6C is most certainly NOT a large speaker and I would advise on setting it as small with a crossover of about 80Hz. There are very few loudpseakers on the market that can be regarded as 'Large' and can reprouce 20Hz - 20kHz as a flat frequency response, and those that do require amplification that would dim the a street lights when you powered it up.
     

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