New Receiver, Old Speakers.


Novice Member

I'm new to this site. I'm looking for some advice on the settings for my speaker system and receiver.

Here's what I have:
1. Sony STR-DH 590 (just purchased)
2. Boston Acoustics HD8 (more than 20 years old)

3. Velodyne FSX-12 (20 years old) (correction: LPC is actually 40 to 120 Hz)

Here's my question: What would be a good Low Pass Crossover setting for these speakers using the Sony STR-DH 590?
My current setting are:
1. On the receiver, small speakers, 100Hz on the crossover
2. On the sub-woofer, direct RCA line into the receiver, volume around 10 to 11 o'clock, 100 on the Low Pass Crossover.

Things sound good so far.

Jsclevel in Maryland

Joe Fernand

Distinguished Member
AVForums Sponsor
HD8 - try adjusting the crossover frequency and have a good listen, you’ll soon decide which setting works best in your room. The foam surrounds on the mid/bass driver may require looking at as they tend to perish.

Sub - ideally start with the Subs crossover control set to the bypass position so that only the AVR crossover is acting on the signal.



Novice Member
Thanks for your response. I did check the back of the sub and the crossover was set to out/off. It sounds pretty good with the internal crossover in the receiver set at 100 Hz. By the way I'm only using the 2.1 speaker setup.

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