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Large, small, and LFE too

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by FunkyMonkey, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. FunkyMonkey

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    If I have 5 speakers set to large without a sub, the LFE channel goes into them cos they are set to large.

    When I get sub and set SUB=YES on amp, this will send LFE to sub.

    Should I retain satellite settings as large? I want to retain the bass that is MEANT to coem from satellites within the satellites.

    However, I want the sub to handle bass for music.

    With all this in mind, will my setting up be all about teh level of crossover from normal sub to LFE mix??
     
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    What speakers have you got?

    I would recommend only setting to Large if you have say floorstanders. Anything smaller, - ie all in one sat system- set to small.

    If your speakers can handle 80hz and below, then use large.
     
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    If you have a sub then almost all the time you should keep all of the other speakers set to Small. The only exception is if some of your main speakers have a frequency response that officially goes all the way down to 20Hz or below.

    It can sometimes be useful to set the cross-over frequency to less than 80Hz where floorstanders are concerned, but it often isn't for reasons that I don't currently have the time to go into....
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I have Tannoy MX2 fronts, Tannoy MC centre, and Tannoy M2.5 rears.

    The bumf says the Tannoys can go down to 48Hz. Even if they can, I ain't impressed with the bass - lack of control as well as lack of depth - hence importance sub should play in music listening.

    Having said that - in films, I can feel a bit of rumble with these speakers WITHOUT a sub so they must have some depth to them even though they are all stand speakers.

    So, is there a hard-and-fast ruel about which setting to use or should I experiment?
     

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