Kef 3005 Optimum Settings with Onkyo 605 Amp

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    I have the KEF 3005's with an Onkyo 605 Amp.

    Currently the Sats & front Speaker are set to 120Hz, and the Sub/LFE to 80Hz.

    In terms of level calibration, the Sat's are 0dB, the front +2dB, and the Sub +8db

    Any suggested improvements or corrections in the above set-up? :confused:

    Thanks :smashin:
     
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    The proof is in the Hearing!....how does it sound?

    I'm getting some 3005SE's 2morrow with an Onky 605....but won't be setting up for a few weeks yet as totally redecorating my room.
     
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    Yeah, it sounds okay, however it's my first set-up and I am just getting use to everything, i.e. crossovers, powered subs, etc..

    So looking for any advice, especially if anything seems off, which could affect sound performance.
     
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    Due to room acoustics and different speaker packages, settings will vary for different people. A good start would be to use the auto setup, especially when the speakers have run in. How strong you prefer the centre channel, sub bass, rear effect etc is all personal preference, so feel free to play and experiment. You can always use the auto setup again if things go wrong.

    After a while using the amp, you'll know exactly what to change to tweak it to how you want it to sound.
     
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    Ok, thanks, I was just worried that having the Sats & front Speaker set to 120Hz, and the Sub/LFE set to 80Hz that I might have been doing something wrong, and leaving a whole in the sound.
     
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    Ideally the crossover frequency should be set to meet between the sub and sats - try 90 or 100Hz.
     
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    Thanks Helicon, it was recommended to me over on the Onkyo forum to set sats, front, and sub to 80Hz, otherwise I would have a sound gap between the sub 80Hz, and sats/front, if they were set above that.
     
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    I've got my speakers set to 80Mhz.

    However, I'm wondering if there is any advantage to setting the "LPE of LFE" to something slightly higher, such as 100Mhz, so the subwoofer can help out a bit. Sounds between 80Mhz and 100Mhz would come from both the subwoofer and speakers.

    Would this be less optimal than if I set everything at 80Mhz and a clear seperation between sounds handled by the speakers and sounds handled by the subwoofer? Or does a slight overlap help?
     
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    As most products filters aren't perfect, there's probably a small overlap anyway. I'd set the sub crossover frequency to the same as the amplifier (you could set it to off and rely on the amplifier's crossover settings, but some amps do allow frequencies below the cut off point to get through - a case of trial and error). For the KEF's, try between 80Hz and 100Hz.
     
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    I think you mean Hz rather than Mhz. That is unless you plan on using it as a radio transmitter? ;)
     

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