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What crossover setting do you use?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by FC101, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. FC101

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    I am looking at the Denon 3803 which has 40,60,80,100,120 and the Marantz 7400 which only has 80,100,120. I have B&W 603 for fronts, lcr600 for center, and 601s as rears. Sub = maybe 600 or 675. Would I need the lower crossover settings the Denon provides?
     
  2. Hawklord

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    I use 80Hz with my set up with fronts set to large and bass set to mains and lfe. Most people have lfe only so the mid range and higher frequencies are sent to the mains. I experimented with various settings and prefered the one I currently use.
    I'd advise you set the speaker and sub levels with an spl meter and try various combinations sticking with the one that sounds best to your ears.
    When I had my B&W 602 S3's and lrc60 I had these set to large and mains+lfe too.
     
  3. kev3

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    I've got a 3803 & AE Evo 3Bs, I've got the crossover set to 80Hz and the bass set to lfe only. Not sure if this is the best way to go, but it sounds good! any1 else?
     
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    I´ve got Pio VSX-AX5i and have it set on 50hz.
    Speakers are:
    Front: Kef cresta 3 and have them set on large.
    Center:Kef Cresta-Small
    Rears:Kef Cresta 2-Large
    Back rears:Jamo E 4SUR-Small
    Sub:paradigm Ps-1200
    it rocks my world

    :D

    Cheers
    Maggi
     
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    I find 80hz too high, speakers dont integrate well and you hear the subwoofer, so I use 60hz...

    As your front speakers are big enough, I recomend you use less than 80hz too, 60hz is the best compromise for me and several friends, even with smaller front speakers...

    My system...
     
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    I use 80Hz on my 3802 with all speakers set to small and bass and LFE sent to subwoofer.

    Mark.
     
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    You want to pick a crossover point that isn't being badly affected by room acoustics, 100Hz can sound great and perfectly integrated if the conditions and setup are right.
     
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    I use 100hz with my 675 & Kef eggs and it integrates very well.
     
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    so what do you suggest for my setup??
     
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    Your B&W's are capable of a sub 80hz crossover, say 50hz.
    It's down to personal choice really. Have listen and see where the best fronts / sub integration is.
    Mine is set to 80hz because watching with THX on certified films the amps crossover is over ridden by the THX proccessing anyway.
    Thought I may as well stick to the same crossover while in DD and DTS mode.
     

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