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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by clancol, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. clancol

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    to set up my new paradigm pw2200 i am going to get an spl meter. My MS908's have passive sub at the bottom and they go fairly lo,
    What i intend to do is use the spl meter to see how low they do go, then set the sub's cross over to that amount.
    Is this the best way to do this or could i have an overlap to strenthen the bass thats already there.

    Is there an easy way to check if your subs in phaze with the fronts.

    and changing the subs output via the test tone on the amp
    just increses the output level is this correct. what use is it.
    should i use it.

    Oh i can't ajust the crossover from my amp and i like the fronts set to large as i like to get full us of them.
     
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    i hope you understood all that
    please help
     
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    An SPL metre does not measure the frequency output from a speaker, but the volume. Therefore it will not tell you how low your speakers can go.
    To set the volume of the sub in relation to all your other speakers I would suggest putting the volume to around a third on the sub and adjust from there. Once set you will find that some DVD's etc will have quieter bass output than others. It is then easier to adjust the subs volume by useing the receivers output level (via the remote etc) rather than fiddling at the back of the sub.
    If you want to have your speakers set to large then use the crossover on the sub. Find out what your speakers can realistically produce and then set the sub to around that point. Then adjust until the bass sounds smooth across the frequencies.

    Mark.
     
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    in review i read, it said it could produce 116db at 45hz
    what's that mean?
     
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    also whats bass 976 is this a test cd?
    how do i get it?
    how do i measure what my sub can do?
    and should i have my speakers set to large?
    sorry for all the questions!
     

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