Help with Sub Set Up

RicksonGracie1972

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I'm hoping someone in here can help with my Sub set up so that I know I'm getting the most out of it.
I've taken photos of the back of my sub and the Speaker Configuration from my Receiver.

I guess I'm a little underwhelmed by the overall sound from my system and whilst I appreciate its at the budget end I'd at least like to know that I'm getting the most out of it.
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So should I be changing any of these settings?
 

ShanePJ

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Drop the woofer setting on the avr down to 80Hz to start with and see what happens. This is the normal place.

Your main speakers should be fine with it at that level

If you want to boost your stereo sound, then hook up the high level cable to the amp. Do consult the manual, but once done correctly, those MS-902's should sound more like floorstands when watching/listening to stereo

The other thing I've noticed is it doesn't look like the ideal placement for it as it looks like it's enclosed
 

DavidT

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I'm hoping someone in here can help with my Sub set up so that I know I'm getting the most out of it.
I've taken photos of the back of my sub and the Speaker Configuration from my Receiver.

I guess I'm a little underwhelmed by the overall sound from my system and whilst I appreciate its at the budget end I'd at least like to know that I'm getting the most out of it.
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So should I be changing any of these settings?
Plug the sub cable into the right (mono) socket on the sub and try the AVR crossover on 100Hz.
 

RicksonGracie1972

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Drop the woofer setting on the avr down to 80Hz to start with and see what happens. This is the normal place.

Your main speakers should be fine with it at that level

If you want to boost your stereo sound, then hook up the high level cable to the amp. Do consult the manual, but once done correctly, those MS-902's should sound more like floorstands when watching/listening to stereo

The other thing I've noticed is it doesn't look like the ideal placement for it as it looks like it's enclosed
There isn't really anywhere else I can put the sub. I did have it on the right hand side but the door opens inwards and every time someone would enter the room they'd bash the sub so I moved it to where it is now. It is about 3 inches away from the side of the wall and about 6 inches from the back of the wall.
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I've no idea what the High Level cable is and didn't know I'd need one to get the sub working when listening to music but i'll check that out.
I'll also drop the AVR down to 80hz and see how it sounds.
thanks so far
 

RicksonGracie1972

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Plug the sub cable into the right (mono) socket on the sub and try the AVR crossover on 100Hz.
Oh really? what difference should that make?
 

ShanePJ

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There isn't really anywhere else I can put the sub. I did have it on the right hand side but the door opens inwards and every time someone would enter the room they'd bash the sub so I moved it to where it is now. It is about 3 inches away from the side of the wall and about 6 inches from the back of the wall.View attachment 1640320

I've no idea what the High Level cable is and didn't know I'd need one to get the sub working when listening to music but i'll check that out.
I'll also drop the AVR down to 80hz and see how it sounds.
thanks so far
it will be fine there, the photo made it look like it was enclosed
 

ShanePJ

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As we don't sell, BK the LFE input is usually the left RCA line-in, but as they have the commented (mono), I'd try it. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't have a connecting link which brings both signals together as the woofer is a mono
 

DavidT

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Oh really? what difference should that make?


You can connect a stereo or a mono preout to the sub, the Gemini user manual states that for mono connections use the right (mono) socket (page 4).
 

rccarguy2

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Raise the speakers either use stands or desk stands
 

RicksonGracie1972

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Ok AVR crossover is now 100Hz and I've swapped the sub connection to the right hand side (mono).
I'll try that out later.
Thank you so far all
 

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