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Subwoofer Crossover

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by sneaky, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. sneaky

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    Hi Guys,

    Long time no see (been to busy watching movies).

    I have a set of castle compacts and an SVS sub.

    How do you know what the crossover should be set to.

    I have a 4 year old Yamaha 795a which has a set crossover point of 80 hz and the Sub has a disable switch on it which enables the sub to accept what is incoming - so that is quite easy.

    Presumably not all amps are like this????

    Can someone please explain the SCIENCE behind it.

    Chris
     
  2. Ian J

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    80 Hz is the THX approved crossover point which should work just fine on your setup. It will divert all signals below 80Hz to the subwoofer as well as the LFE signals on the basis that the sub should be able to handle lower midband as well as bass signals better than the speakers themselves

    The sub also has a crossover but it is correct to disable this as the signal has already been filtered correctly by the amp.
     
  3. sneaky

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    Thanks Ian,

    Quick response as always.

    Im looking for a receiver but havent got a clue what to go for - you havent got any ideas of what would be good for my setup - have you.

    Chris
     
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    Not an area that I know much about I'm afraid but try and post a question in the amp forum giving your requirements including budget and see what is recommended
     

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