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Crossover

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by scrapbook, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. scrapbook

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    A quick question I think.

    If you have front speakers that go down as far as 60hz is it a waste to have the amp crossover at 100hz?
     
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    The speakers may be able to go down to 60hz, but they are unlikely to do it cleanly and without a drop in SPL. Also the amp has a lot more work to do the lower the frequency goes and so will also start to struggle. This will cause distortion and if it starts to clip could even blow the speakers.
    If you want clean, loud bass then you are better off setting a higher crossover and letting the sub take over. The suggested starting point is 80hz and then adjust to get the best integration between sub & speakers.

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